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16 Days of Activism against gender violence

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 11:34


Speak up for those who are afraid - pic: from Pixabay.com

Gender Based Violence Project Gender based violence is violence that specifically affects women and girls because of their gender or disproportionately affect women and girls. Rooted in unequal power relationships and gender theories of cultures and societies such as women being possessions or women’s bodies being principally sex objects. ... read more

 Posted: 29 Nov 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Saint Stephen

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 25 November 2016, 15:14


Saint Stephen

St Stephen is traditionally venerated as the first Christian martyr who was, according to the Acts of the Apostles, a deacon in the early Christian church. He is believed to have been a Greek Jew who converted to Christianity. Stephen is mentioned in Acts 6 as one of the deacons selected to participate in a fairer distribution of alms to the widow ... read more

 Posted: 25 Nov 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Stir up Sunday

posted by: Joan | on: Monday, 21 November 2016, 13:56


Get stiring for a super pud!

On the last Sunday before Advent we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. But before 1970 this was not the case: The Book of Common Prayer rather quaintly calls the Sunday the "next before Advent". However, many of us know this Sunday by a much more traditional name; Stir up Sunday. On this Sunday families gather to mix together the ingredients ... read more

 Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Remembrance Sunday 2016

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 21:39


We will remember them...

It’s always a privilege for us to attend the annual Remembrance Sunday Services held at our regular churches. Sunday 13th was a beautiful, crisp, autumn day, with the sun’s rays making everything appear clear, bright and special. Most churches in this diocese probably saw more people than usual attend the service and were perhaps pleas ... read more

 Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Chelmsford Diocesan Council & Annual Meeting 2016

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 12:19


A letter from the Queen

Around 150 members gathered at 10.30am in Chelmsford Cathedral on Monday 7th November for the Diocesan Council and Annual Meeting. Many were there prior to the start of the meeting to have a welcome drink and to look at all the MU goods on sale. The meeting began with a Celebration Eucharist, conducted by The Venerable Elisabeth Snowden, Archdeaco ... read more

 Posted: 8 Nov 2016 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

 Reflections from October 16

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 16:30


October 16

Pray for us: Please keep Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in our prayers particularly at this time as Hurricane Matthew approaches. From Yesterday: How powerful are the prayers that can calm the raging storm? Thanks, be to God… We must continue to pray for all God’s children as they struggle against the relentless tornado Matthew. ... read more

 Posted: 1 Nov 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments