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Can’t make it to church – 25 June 2017 

25 Jun 17

In a week where the news has been full on the failings of the Church of England through the actions of wicked people, and compounded by the actions of foolish people who perhaps, placing the public face and the approval of the public, deceived and …


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Morning Prayer – Friday 23 June 2017 

23 Jun 17

Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678 Psalm 31 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday 22 June 2017 

22 Jun 17

Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250 Psalm 37 Fret not because of evildoers; be not jealous of those who do wrong.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 21 June 2017 

21 Jun 17

Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 20 June 2017 

20 Jun 17

Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.


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Morning Prayer – Monday 19 June 2017 

19 Jun 17

Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu (holy man), Evangelist, Teacher of the Faith, 1929 Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even my …


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Can’t make it to church – Sunday 18th June 2017 

18 Jun 17

Today, the first Sunday after Trinity.


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Morning Prayer – Friday 16 June 2017 

16 Jun 17

Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253 Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Philosopher, 1752 Psalm 17 Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday 15 June 2017 

15 Jun 17

The Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion Evelyn Underhill, Spiritual Writer, 1941 Psalm 147 Alleluia.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 14 June 2017 

14 Jun 17

Richard Baxter, Puritan Divine, 1691 Psalm 119.1-32 Blessed are those whose way is pure, who walk in the law of the Lord.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 13 June 2017 

13 Jun 17

Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.


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Can’t make it to church – Sunday 11th June 2017 

11 Jun 17

Today is ‘Trinity Sunday.


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Morning Prayer – Thursday 8th June 2017 

8 Jun 17

Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Nonjuror, Hymn Writer, 1711 Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 7th June 2017 

7 Jun 17

Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.


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Journal: Tamworth Hustings 

6 Jun 17

A tad over two years on and we were back in St Editha’s church building hosting another Hustings event.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 6th June 2017 

6 Jun 17

Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945 Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; How he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, …


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Morning Prayer – Monday 5th June 2017 

5 Jun 17

Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Bishop, Apostle of Germany, Martyr, 754 Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, to you that are enthroned in the heavens.


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Can’t make it to church – Sunday 4th June 2017 

4 Jun 17

Two contrasting readings today – the John reading (Easter Sunday) and the Acts reading (Pentecost – fiftieth day) fifty days later’ both in ‘that same place: The Upper Room.


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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 30th May 2017 

30 May 17

Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906 Joan of Arc, Visionary, 1431 Apolo Kivebulaya, Priest, Evangelist in Central Africa, 1933 Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.


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Morning Prayer – Monday 29 May 2017 

29 May 17

Psalm 93 The Lord is king and has put on glorious apparel; the Lord has put on his glory and girded himself with strength.


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Morning Prayer – Saturday, 27 May 2017 

27 May 17

Psalm 21 The king shall rejoice in your strength, O Lord; how greatly shall he rejoice in your salvation! You have given him his heart’s desire and have not denied the request of his lips.


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Morning Prayer – Friday 26 May 2017 

26 May 17

Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605 John Calvin, Reformer, 1564 Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, Spiritual Guide, 1595 Psalm 20 May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob defend you; send you help from…


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Morning Prayer – Thursday 25 May 2017 

25 May 17

Ascension Day Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 24 May 2017 

24 May 17

Easter Season John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, Hymn Writers, 1791 and 1788 Rogation Day Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; how he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not …


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A prayer for Manchester 

23 May 17

Loving and compassionate God on another day when horror and violence are seen this time on our own shores rather than far off take from us the desire to act in anger turn our hearts to compassion for the injured and bereaved turn our faces to justice…