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Talking Point – September

Space to breathe Towards the beginning of the lockdown, I read a disturbing thought on my old friend Matt’s Facebook: “We are the virus, corona is the cure.” It is a disturbing thought for a […]

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Talking Point – August 2020

A changed and needy world WHEN I was training, we had a tutor who would say: ‘I don’t listen to what people say, I look at what they do’. He also considered the parable of […]

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Talking Point – July 2020

Empty Churches and Communities Full of Faith Since 20 March 2020 all our churches have been empty. They have been empty even when they ought to have been full. The silence has weighed heavily on […]

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Talking Point – June 2020

This Month from Dr Alison Johnston – Why not put Christ to the test? Over the weekend of VE Day 75 we had heard some wonderful memories, some so inspirational. Those stories felt so familiar […]

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Monthly Talking Point – May 2020

This Month from Keith Saynor – Appreciating the gift of life “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:27. Some of you will remember the story of […]

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Monthly Talking Point – April 2020

This month from Colin Baker It seems that hardly a day goes by where we as human beings don’t come across death in some shape or form. We are either confronted by it over the […]

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Monthly Talking Point – March 2020

This month from the Reverend Nigel Jones Do you need to be perfect to live with God? You are probably reading this some time not far from 26 February, Ash Wednesday. At St Andrew’s on […]

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Monthly Talking Point – February 2020

This month’s edition is provided by Keith Saynor Had Basil Fawlty of Fawlty Towers’ fame been in charge of the guest list for Jesus’ first birthday, there is one group of people who would not […]

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Monthly Talking Point – January 2020

This month’s edition is provided by Andy Storch Caversham Bridge provides a beautiful view, probably the best view of all the traffic jams in Reading. Let’s face it, we know that view because we are always […]

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Monthly Talking Point – December 2019

Provided this month by Mike Smith, Rector of Caversham Thameside. American comedian Bob Hope once commented that he learned to dance waiting in the queue for the family bathroom, behind his six brothers! I wonder […]