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by Pam
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Tier Two COVID19 Regulations in England
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Tier Two COVID19 Regulations in England

Whatever rules are suggested or demanded, we can choose to set ourselves a higher bar to protect ourselves and others. I agree, Roger. I'm happy to do what makes things better or less worrying for others - altrhough I just can't get the hang of keeping distanced if I pass people in the street! The ...
by Pam
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Forgiveness

Regarding the Queen’s actions, the story I linked to says: Steven Gallant, who was praised for risking his life to stop the attack, has been granted the royal prerogative of mercy, an extremely rare case of absolution for a convicted murderer. Gallant, 42, will see the 17-year sentence he received i...
by Pam
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Forgiveness

The Queen has granted a pardon to a convicted murderer who tackled the attacker in the London Bridge terror attack in 2019, while he was on day release from prison attending a course. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/oct/18/murderer-who-tackled-london-bridge-attacker-with-narwhal-tusk-pardon...
by Pam
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Tier Two COVID19 Regulations in England
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Tier Two COVID19 Regulations in England

We're still in a Tier 1 area, but the church I attend regularly is in a Tier 2 area. There were plans to have a short, socially distanced service at 12.00 pm while continuing with the online service at 10.00 am, but I think this may have been put off for a few weeks. We have family in Northern Irela...
by Pam
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Worship
Topic: The Heart of Worship
Replies: 5
Views: 700

The Heart of Worship

This lovely song by Matt Redman reminds me of something I read years ago about worship. While we can think of it as a performance for the benefit of the congregation, the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard suggested that, if worship is a performance, then God is the audience of worship, the congre...
by Pam
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: The New Reality
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

The New Reality

Good to hear! God never stops surprising us!
by Pam
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Worship
Topic: How Can I Keep From Singing?
Replies: 2
Views: 327

How Can I Keep From Singing?

by Pam
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: The New Reality
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

The New Reality

I hope everything went well, Ernie.
by Pam
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Worship
Topic: The Lord’s My Shepherd
Replies: 1
Views: 518

The Lord’s My Shepherd

I found this lovely video of former boy soprano Aled Jones and his son singing ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’ very uplifting.

by Pam
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: The New Reality
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

The New Reality

Whar do others think ? I think stay online. Good plan, Joyce! :thumbs: As far as i can see, getting the average church ready for 'socially distanced' services is extremely difficult. Most Dioceses are assuring vicars they are under no pressure to go back quickly. I can understand some people's keen...
by Pam
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Respect and love for each other
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Respect and love for each other

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by Pam
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Exploring ideas
Replies: 36
Views: 5471

Exploring ideas

The Diocese of Oxford did an experiment with live streaming of services, which I think Joyce has mentioned above. Once aspect of this was the screening of a local service in care homes, followed by communion by extension being taken straight out to them, to give the nearest possible experience of be...
by Pam
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Exploring ideas
Replies: 36
Views: 5471

Exploring ideas

The offline church I belong to is starting to grapple with what returning to the church building will look like. It doesn't seem likely, in a very old village church building, that we're going to be able to return to anything like the previous pattern of services, with people at the main morning ser...
by Pam
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Exploring ideas
Replies: 36
Views: 5471

Exploring ideas

Thanks, Pam. I didn't know the book was out. Good for Tim ! I remember him well. I wonder if for the next edition he'll need to add a chapter about what's happening all over the country now ? I suppose it's not exactly 'Online Church', though, more a mere matter of hundreds,possibly thousands, of c...
by Pam
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Exploring ideas
Replies: 36
Views: 5471

Exploring ideas

Thanks for the mention, Joyce! The inspiration for the book was the number of times we were asked for ideas by students at different levels. We also had a member, Tim Hutchings, who wrote his PhD about online church, for which he conducted interviews with many members of online churches. Tim has now...
by Pam
Thu May 21, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Worship
Topic: Ascension
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Ascension

Archbishop Justin Welby leads a short service of Night Prayer for Wednesday during the Easter Season, recorded in March this year in the chapel of Lambeth Palace. With music from St Martin's Voices.

by Pam
Thu May 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Worship
Topic: Ascension
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Ascension

by Pam
Thu May 21, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Worship
Topic: Ascension
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Ascension

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son ...
by Pam
Thu May 21, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Worship
Topic: Ascension
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Ascension





by Pam
Thu May 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Worship
Topic: Ascension
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Ascension

The Bible tells us: After his suffering he presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over the course of forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Fathe...
by Pam
Thu May 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Worship
Topic: Ascension
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Ascension

Today, we celebrate Jesus' ascension into Heaven on the 40th day after his resurrection. The feast has been celebrated 40 days after Easter in both Eastern and Western Christianity since the 4th century. Prior to that time, the Ascension was commemorated as a part of the celebration of the descent o...
by Pam
Thu May 14, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: VE Day 75th Anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

VE Day 75th Anniversary

Fascinating memories! Thank you for sharing some of your families' histories. My maternal grandpa and uncle were miners, which was a reserved occupation, so they weren't called up. My father went into the RAF and trained as a navigator, but he didn't get to fly very often. My mother took the opportu...
by Pam
Tue May 05, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Worship
Topic: Blessing
Replies: 2
Views: 1193

Blessing

I find the creation of the video and the song itself - both the results of people using their gifts for the benefit of others - very uplifting!
by Pam
Mon May 04, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Crimes
Replies: 18
Views: 3689

Crimes

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