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The thoughts and experiences of the folk who lead worship in Methodist Churches in Romsey (Test Valley) and the New Forest.

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Vision of life together

God of justice, you give us a vision for life together. You call us to work for a world and a society where what is broken is restored. This prayer was given to us by Rachel Lampard, Vice-President of the Methodist… Continue Reading →

He who loves community destroys community

At first sight, this quotation from Dietrich Bonhöffer seems antagonistic to the Fellowship theme in the Holy Habits programme. What is wrong with loving your community? This was Dietrich Bonhöffer’s warning: Innumerable times a whole Christian community has broken down because… Continue Reading →

The Advent light: are you a giver or taker?

The Advent run-up to Christmas starts with the last bite of teaching in Matthew: the pinnacle is the call to be a giver not a taker. The choice of the lectionary reading for the start of Advent (Matthew 24) is… Continue Reading →

What does our food cost, and who pays it?

Who bears the cost of our food in the UK if it takes over 5 times as much energy to provide our food than we get from it and can blight the lives of producers? Cost to our planet The… Continue Reading →

Are We Nearly There Yet?

As we are getting closer to the school holidays, with many a long journey involved, that phrase will be heard up and down the country from the back seat of countless cars.

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