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Talking Point – February 2021

Forty Days & Forty Nights FOR MANY people the season of Lent this year will make little difference to their lives. This is not because of indifference or because our secular values have successfully eroded […]

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Talking Point – January 2021

The Year of the ramble? WAS 2020 the year of the ramble for you? Since becoming curate of Caversham Thameside and Mapledurham Parish, I have had more and more reason to cross the Thames from […]

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Talking Point – December 2020

No Christmas FOR SOME people 2020 may have seemed like a non-year. The year in which many things didn’t happen. The year in which plans needed to be abandoned or radically changed. And will it […]

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Talking Point – November 2020

What a Year THIS IS the time of the Church’s year when we remember, when we look back through what we have done and what has gone on around us, and what a year! 2020, […]

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Talking Point – October 2020

FOR MANY of us the past few months may have been very challenging. Some of us may have felt isolated and alone, others have been wearied by the pressures of work and children, all of […]

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Talking Point – September 2020

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 […]