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Mindfulness and Anarchy

Who said that they could not possibly think about Mindfulness because their mind was full enough anyway? Every day more comes in to fill the mind, more information, more to concern us, challenge us, amuse us, move us, distract us,...
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The Uncalled-for Speech

At General Synod there were 160 requests to speak in the big debate on Sexuality. I was not called to speak, but had I been this is what I had prepared to say… I hold a conservative/traditional/orthodox view and I...
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Prayer in the Foundry

Pray… in all circumstances So says Scripture (I Thessalonians 5 : 17-18), and I had a surprisingly moving experience of this a few days ago. With some others I went to Loughborough to see the casting of two of the...
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The Right Reverend Michael Perham

The Old Mill, Bleadney, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1PF 28 October 2016 Dear Friends of the Diocese of Gloucester I think it is maybe time for an update on my health. Excuse an email to so many people at once. But...
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Forward in Hope

At dawn on Friday morning I reached for my phone and saw the result. The sun was still shining; the birds were still singing, but here was news of a massive change for our land. I am sure that others...
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Prayer for our Ministry Review

Pray for our Ministry Review 12th – 19th June 2016   An opportunity for the whole church family to be involved in praying for our Ministry Review. There will be opportunities for us to engage in the gathering of data,...
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EU Referendum Call to Prayer

Dear all I am putting a call out to the churches of Cheltenham to pray on the day of the EU Referendum (23rd June) at each of the Polling Stations in the town. This gives us the opportunity to pray...
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What are you looking at?

Nearly every day for the last five years I have walked down the High Street in Cheltenham. Recently challenged by a passage I read by an American geographer, Yi-Fu Tuan, I sat down and wrote out all the shops I could...
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Churches in Cheltenham – Refugees Update

The Syrian Refugee Crisis:   Population of Syria – roughly 23 000 000 Number of displaced – 12 000 000 Internally displaced – 8 000 000 In camps in surrounding countries – 4 000 000 Number in camps which the...
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