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Talk for Advent 3

Monday 14th December 2020
Ian Totterdell, Churchwarden

Read here Ian Totterdell's talk about what Isaiah prophesied about the Messiah and what he would achieve.

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Talk for Advent 2

Monday 7th December 2020
Mr John White

Read here John White's talk about John the Baptist's role in announcing the coming of Jesus's ministry.

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Talk for Advent Sunday

Monday 30th November 2020
The Revd Alison Whiting

Read here the Revd Alison's words about the season when we prepare to greet the Christ child anew.

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Advent Countdown - completed and archived

Saturday 28th November 2020
Ian Totterdell, Churchwarden

Starting on Advent Sunday, 29th November, we worked backwards through the alphabet, from Z to A, as we counted down the 26 days to Christmas. Each day we looked at someone or something connected with the Christmas story, or with our Christmas traditions, linked to that day's letter. Update, 5th Jan 2021: All 26 articles have now been archived and can be found on our website here.

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Talk for Second Sunday before Advent - The Parable of the Talents

Friday 20th November 2020

Read here how we should not feel too guilty if we are "people of the one talent" during this pandemic crisis. There are also signs of the growth of the five and two talent slaves.

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Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 8th November 2020

We marked today by a Zoom service on line, and by a very brief Act of Remembrance outside at the war memorial in the churchyard, with a wreath laid by PCSO WIll Malcolm. Thanks to Helen for a copy of her painting of poppies to mark the occasion. Read Phil Baker's Zoom talk here

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All Souls - reading the names of those who have died

Monday 2nd November 2020

Revd Alison and Ian Totterdell, our Churchwarden, read the names of those who have died and have links to this community. We have produced this recording due to restricted numbers at the All Souls service where this list is also read. See and hear the recording here

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Sermon for All Saints Day

Monday 2nd November 2020

The feast day of All Saints challenges us to consider our own understanding of eternal life. Read Sarah's talk here

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Craft Display

Tuesday 27th October 2020

During Lockdown, lots of us started craft projects as a way of creating something positive out of challenging times. Come and see the results at a free display this Sunday, 1st November from 12-2 in St Thomas Parish Hall (behind the church).

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St Thomas Times

Friday 16th October 2020

Read the latest news and views in the St Thomas Times

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