• Food Bank

    15th September 2021

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  • Musing on Mark – outrageous behaviour

    6th September 2021

    Musing on Mark 7, 24 to the end More outrageous behaviour from our saviour! Was Jesus really so rude? This weeks reports tell of Jesus venturing north from Capernaum into the region of Tyre for a secret holiday. The people of this area were formerly bitter enemies of Israel. It seems there is nowhere he can escape ...

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  • Musing on Mark – Facing the truth of our true selves

    30th August 2021

    Musing on Mark 7, 1 to 8 then 14 to 15 and 21 to 23 Facing the truth of our true selves I don’t know about you, but I know I can be really good at finding excuses for not challenging my less-than-perfect behaviour. I too find it easy to slip into doing, thinking, saying as everyone ...

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  • Musing on John – Off at a tangent….?

    19th August 2021

    Musing on John 6, 51 to 58 Off at a tangent….? So this is the third week focusing on Jesus ‘I am the Living Bread’ discourse, and I find I have little more to say about it except to note the repetition means that it’s all mega important, and also to note that he spoke it all ...

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  • Musing on John – We are what we eat.

    8th August 2021

    Musing on John 6, 35 and 41 to 51 We are what we eat. In 1826 the French author Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote his Physiologue du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie in which he said ‘Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are’ (in French, of course). Jesus said, ‘I am the bread ...

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  • Greeting Cards

    24th July 2021

    Message from Cathy about her greetings cards, helping to raise money for the Friends of St Marys Last year, during the first lockdown, I took my camera with me on my daily walk around the village and collected a series of images of Long Crendon. I was also asked to take photographs of the Open Gardens ...

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  • Musing on John

    24th July 2021

    Musing on John 6, 1 to 21 Is this just about showing through miracles that Jesus is divine? In contrast to the records of these events in other Gospel, John’s retelling is after a lifetimes reflection. Are there any significant differences? Observations: So the wind must have been against the disciples as they crossed the lake because the crowd could ...

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  • Musing on Mark – The costs of following Jesus

    17th July 2021

    Musing on Mark 6,30 to 34 and 53 to the end.4 The costs of following Jesus Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me ...

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  • Musing on Mark

    11th July 2021

    Musing on Mark 6, 14 to 29 One question comes to mind when we read this passage – why did Mark, who is very selective in what he writes in his short Gospel, want to find space for this story? Why do you think it is important. What does he want us to learn from it? Herod ...

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  • Musings on Mark – Do you believe and trust?

    3rd July 2021

    Musing on Mark 6, 1 to 13.           Do you believe and trust……..? Jesus returned to Nazareth, where he was brought up and worked, only to find that there was some truth in the saying ‘familiarity breeds contempt’. What’s your experience of ‘going back’ – to a school reunion, a former workplace, a ‘home town’? Was the ...

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