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Jonathan’s Sabbatical Blog ♯1: Vive la difference

‘Foreigners’ – those are some people who might have baggage attached. Spot the double meaning there? There’s no better way of unpacking it than by becoming one myself. A mere hour’s voyage from Dover across the moat called the English Channel, and I am the foreigner. Where the word for me is ‘l’étranger’. Literally, the stranger. The one who is […]

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God going with us: Breakout Sunday, 26 June

In June, we’ll be embarking on a series taking us through the later half of the book of Exodus. In the middle of this is a fascinating conversation between Moses and the Lord, about the Lord’s leading, his presence and his glory (ch 33).  The Lord says (v14) ‘My presence will go with you, and I […]

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Gender balance at All Saints

Last month we had our annual meeting during which Eleanor, as PCC secretary, gave a short summary of our electoral roll and added the fact that we have 122 men and 208 women listed. There was some discussion about this imbalance at the time which has continued since then in a long thread on the All […]

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Vision Prayer Day: what went on…

We invited everyone at All Saints to come to church on Saturday 16 April to see the first plans for the site redevelopment, then to chat and pray about them. Here’s a fab little film Darius put together using footage from the day. At our Evening of prayer and worship on 11 May we’ll continue to pray about this, amongst other things. […]

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Don’t follow Jesus?

Social media. It’s there, whether you like it or not. How many platforms are you on? Is your profile up to scratch? And then there’s the matter of who’s following you… and who do you follow? You can tell a lot about someone by the Tweets they post. Or can you? Do you really know […]

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