From the Revs

Christmas 2018 Sermon

For our Shepherds in the St Luke’s Gospel account of that first Christmas Eve it started as just an ordinary night watching over their flock of sheep. They had no inclination of the disturbance to their lives that was about to happen and the ‘news of great joy’ they were about to be part of.

Our Christmas 2018 Theme

I’ve been asked recently what the theme for Christmas this year is. Over the last few years we have knitted sheep, nativity scenes, given away angels and followed the star.

Touching Christmas Adverts

There’s a relatively new Phenomenon on the telly in these days before Christmas. Have you noticed over the last few years, there has begun to be an informal competition for the most clever/touching/dramatic narrative Christmas advert? Two penguins competes with an extensive Christmas table from a budget supermarket and a chain stores marauding fairies and …

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Remembrance Sunday 2018

Like an innocent child wandering by itself into the kitchen and pressing the switches that will set the house on fire, some biblical texts have been taken out of their original setting and used in ways that would have horrified the original speaker or writer. Here in this passage we have one with exactly that …

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Rev. David on CofE Podcast

Our very own Rev. David Baldwin makes an appearance on the Church of England podcast this week. “Listen to hardworking Christians working on mission and growth in rural England. To read the full rural mission and growth learning report, including helpful examples of good practice, useful ideas and approaches, resulting from the February 2018 Renewal …

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Dates for Your Diary from Rev. Jo

The next Spiritual book club will take place in November. There will be two sessions, Monday 12th November at 11:00 and Thursday 15th November at 20:00. Both sessions will be at St Mary’s Church Beaminster. You only need to attend one session. We will be reading and discussing Fruitfulness on the Frontline by Mark Greene …

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A Way of Life

As part of our prayer community, The Community of the Annunciation, we share a common way of life. This way of life is a framework for our spiritual development, not a set of rules to live by. As Simon Reed suggests in his book Creating Community: Ancient ways for modern churches “A Way of Life …

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Marathon Walk Aftermath

Well they did it. Walking almost 30 miles Reverends David and Jo completed their pilgrimage between all the churches of the Beaminster Area Team. It was a massive task to complete in one day and they should be heartily congratulated on their effort. Thanks to everyone who supported the dynamic duo on their walk – …

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Wedding Bells at Mountjoy

On Tuesday 15th May Mountjoy School celebrated the Royal Wedding with an entire day devoted to wedding festivities. We were invited to conduct the wedding in a celebration at school in the afternoon. I went down, in borrowed cope from the Beaminster vestment cupboard, to pretend to be the Archbishop of Canterbury for the day. …

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Preparing for Pentecost

We will be celebrating Pentecost in a couple of weeks time both in church services and together at our Pentecost Praise afternoon. Do join us from 2pm on Sunday 20th May at St Mary’s Beaminster for all kinds of fun and games. This afternoon, our youth group will reflect on Acts 2 and ponder where …

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