An Update on Myanmar.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 21:30


No where to go...

What is happening and who will help the persecuted Rohingya? A spokesman for the Rohingya Organisation UK says his people are suffering further atrocities perpetrated by forces in the northern part of Myanmar (formerly Burma). There have been stories of rape, killing and house burning. However, the government of Myanmar has rejected these claims a ... read more

 Posted: 17 Jan 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Lynda Booth

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 12 January 2018, 13:20


Lynda Booth

Hello, my name is Lynda Booth and am at present the assistant leader of the Cathedral branch of the MU responsible for the evening meetings. We meet the first Thursday of the month in the Chapter House with a warm welcome to all. I was born and brought up in Prestwich near Manchester being part of St Mary’s church for 42years. I moved to Bri ... read more

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Reflections from December 17

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 5 January 2018, 13:14


Reflections from December 17

I am a city on a hill, I am a light in the darkness. Let my light shine. Jesus living in me can change the world. Let my light shine, let my light shine. If God is for me, who can stand against me? Let my light shine. In the predominantly Muslim country of Indonesia, one peculiarity of the government's stance on 'freedom of religion' is that ever ... read more

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The Cobbler and the Christmas Cake

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 29 December 2017, 15:59


The Christmas Cake

There was once a poor cobbler, a Godly man who made shoes in the old fashioned way. One Christmas Eve the cobbler had a strange dream, he dreamed that Jesus said that he would come and visit his shop the very next day, Christmas Day. The dream seemed so real that the cobbler got up very early the next morning and hurried to the woods, where he gath ... read more

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St Gertrude the Great

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 14:28


St Gertrude the Great

Gertrude was born in Saxony on January 6, 1256. Nothing is known about her parents except that they were probably well off. Gertrude was orphaned at the age of five and was placed in the Cistercian convent school at Rodalsdorf, under the direction of its abbess, Gertrude of Hackeborn. The Cistercian movement was an effort to bring the Benedictine ... read more

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P&S Quiet Day for Advent

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:13


Windows into Advent

Windows into Advent: On a crisp, wintery day members gathered in the Chapter House Chelmsford for the Prayer and Spirituality Unit's Quiet Day to reflect on the season of Advent. Members had been asked to bring an item, perhaps a poem, Bible reading, seasonal calendar or simply a memory to talk about and share with others. Our group was small in ... read more

 Posted: 12 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Persecution in Indonesia

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 8 December 2017, 14:37


Beautiful Indonesia, but not so if you are a Christian

The republic of Indonesia, located in South East Asia, is the world's largest island country, with over 17 thousand islands making up its land mass. It is the fourth most populated country on Earth, with a population estimated at some 261 million people. The island of Java contains half of the population. The islands have numerous natural resources ... read more

 Posted: 8 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from November 17

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 4 December 2017, 12:57


First of Advent 17

For Foodbanks: Lord. Through Food bank we offer Your food to the hungry and Your drink to the thirsty. We know that all we have is Yours. Help us to show compassion to those who need the use of the Food bank. We pray that you bless all the people associated with Food bank, the people that give, the people that receive and the people that organise. ... read more

 Posted: 4 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St Bartholomew

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 11:22


St Bartholomew

Bartholomew, who was also known as Nathanial, was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus. He was a native of Cana who was introduced to Jesus by St Philip. When told that the Messiah had arrived and that he was Jesus of Nazareth Bartholomew's response was 'Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?' Which prompted Jesus to say, 'Here truly is an Israe ... read more

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Southend MU Deanery Banner

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 09:01


Part of Southend MU Deanery Banner

From 1917 until 1960, the Vicar of St. Mary's, Prittlewell, was Canon Gowing, his wife was Dorothy and from 1945 until 1954 she was Diocesan President of the Mothers' Union, she then became a Life Vice-President and Commissioned Speaker. These roles and her commitment to and enthusiasm for Mothers' Union, only ceased with her death in 1977. They ar ... read more

 Posted: 22 Nov 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments