Category Archives: Pastoral letters

Pastoral Letter from Nick

September 2021 Dear Friends At the beginning of a new connexional year we remain in uncertain times.  Thinking back to this time last year, in terms of the pandemic there is more optimism but there is still cause for concern and … Continue reading

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Musings from the Manse 18th July 2021

In our reading a few weeks ago we heard that Jesus called his 12 apostles and sent them out to do the work they had witnessed in him. He sent them out two by two, and they took with them … Continue reading

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Musings from the Manse 4 July 2021

If your heart/soul could be envisioned as a cup, what would it look like? Would it be empty? Half-empty? Partially full? Filled to overflowing? Who (or what) fills your cup? Is that source a reliable one? Are your deepest desires and … Continue reading

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Musings from the Manse 21 March 2021

This week we look at, two I am sayings – ‘I am the door of the sheep’ and ‘I am the good shepherd’. Jesus presents the image of the sheepfold as a place of safety and security for the sheep. … Continue reading

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Musings from the Manse 7 March 2021

Musings from the Manse The reading I am musing on today, like last week’s, takes place during that final supper Jesus and the disciples shared. Jesus has spoken about himself as the Way, Truth and Life; he has encouraged his … Continue reading

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Musings from the Manse

During Lent I am going to be musing about some of the “I am” phrases of Jesus starting today with “I am the way, the truth and the life. It is part of a speech Jesus makes in John’s gospel … Continue reading

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Musings from the Manse 21 February 2021

How would you describe Jesus if someone asked you who he is? Take a moment before continuing with this reflection to just think how you would answer that question in a sentence. Try to avoid using ‘churchy’ words or phrases … Continue reading

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Musings from the Manse 11th October 2020

Have you ever been invited to a party that you didn’t want to attend? If so, what did you do about it? You may have made your excuses but I am surely correct in assuming that you didn’t abuse or … Continue reading

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Musings from the Manse 16th August 2020

Print version If you are like me, the sight of some beaches in recent weeks would have filled you with fear. I’m not the biggest fan of crowded beaches at the best of times! I looked at those pictures and … Continue reading

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Pastoral letter from Nick

Dear friends As I write at the beginning of February, it seems just a moment ago it was Christmas and then in this plan we will travel through Ash Wednesday, Lent, Holy week and Easter and Pentecost at which point … Continue reading

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