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Not in God’s name

“Not In God’s Name” is the title of a book by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. It is a book recommended during our Bible studies last week at Archdeaconry Synod in Brittany. It landed in my post box yesterday and it struck me that the title sums up my…

Live from the General Synod in London

Many of you will know that I am a member of the Church of England’s General Synod and am in London this week for our February group of sessions. You can see the full Agenda for this week at this link. One item of interest for us is GS 2046 where there is draft legislation to allow greater participation by people of…

Advent Appeal

Once again this year we are supporting the Mission to Seafarers as they bring a little joy to seafarers far from home and family this Christmas. The Mission to Seafarers cares for the practical and spiritual welfare of seafarers of all nationalities and faiths in some 230 ports around the world. Working through a network of chaplains, lay staff and volunteers, they…

A new blog post by Katharina

Dear Christ Church Community, I’m happy to give you an update about the refugee crisis in Calais and to invite you to support us. Volunteering is such an unique experience, please join us and let us improve the situation of people who are in need. By spending your time and energy you can make such…

Guest blog by Katharina Lack

Katharina collected a first carload of biscuits for her work with migrants in Calais on Sunday 2 October and wrote to thank us:

Thank you SO much for your overwhelming kindness. I was so proud of the Christ Church community yesterday when we unloaded my car at the warehouse in Calais. You should have seen the other volunteers’ faces. 🙂

Summer holiday time

As I write, we are coming to the end of June, and the schools will soon be breaking up for the summer holidays. Whether you are able to go away, or simply take a break from work, I hope you and your families and friends will have a safe and happy time this summer, and…

Faith can move mountains – of furniture

Faith, in the form of some cheerful and strong volunteers, moved in a wonderful way last weekend. Click here for some photographs. Firstly, we moved pews in the church to make extra room at the back. This was no simple matter, as it involved taking up carpet (and the millions of carpet tacks), re-siting the front…

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