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Talking Point – June 2022

Don’t ‘go it alone’! THIS MONTH is a special one, marking a first for our nation: an extra bank holiday to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Seventy years of service to the United Kingdom […]

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Talking Point – May 2022

Suprised by the light I HOPE that, as you read this, the weather is turning warmer and brighter, and that May is full of flowers, joy, and sunshine. This morning I found myself in a […]

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Talking Point – April 2022

What is Easter? AS I AM WRITING, looking at my garden, I am seeing many signs of Spring, signs of new life: the last of the snowdrops are hanging on, and soon crocuses and daffodils […]

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Talking Point – March 2022

What is normal? THESE ARE risky days to be making predictions. But writing in January for the March edition of Caversham Bridge, there is a feeling we may finally be getting ‘back to normal’ – […]

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Talking Point – February 2022

Know you ARE deeply loved FEBRUARY BRINGS the arrival of Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated by around 40 million Brits who spend an average of £35 each (in 2020) on gifts, takeaways and movies! I […]

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Talking Point – December 2021

Come Lord Jesus AT THE END of November, the Christian Church begins the season of Advent. For too many of us, Advent is no longer a season in its own right, but simply a time […]

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Talking Point – November 2021

News just out: young people pray twice as much as old people! I WAS SURPRISED and delighted by a recent survey (see Young more likely to pray than over-55s – survey – BBC News) in […]

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Talking Point – October 2021

My Hope for Continued Harmony 1 CORINTHIANS 13, 12-13 “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I […]

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Talking Point – September 2021

I’ve been reflecting on Opening Up and Taking Risks AS SOCIETY opens up and more of the events and places we related to before March 2020 become available again, so the risks of being infected […]

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Talking Point – May 2021

MOVING FORWARD IN A STRAIGHT LINE: I RECENTLY watched the film ‘News of the World.’ It is set in 1870 just after the American Civil War, and stars Tom Hanks as a retired Army Captain, […]