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Sabbatical Diary – Bethlehem

We had visited the river Jordan in the morning – the traditional site where John baptised those who came to him in repentance. As we left the river I began to wonder what we would find at our next stop. … Continue reading

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November 2013

Dear Friends November is upon us. The month of fallen leaves, first frost, fireworks and of course Remembrance.  Every year on the second Sunday in November (this year it’s Sunday 10 November) our service is dedicated to remembering those who … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Thoughts 1: A minister’s-eye view of an oasis

We had been surrounded by desert for several days. It was dry, sandy, rocky and in places scrubby, everything was yellowy, or grey and very dusty. The exception was the deep blue of the Dead Sea which was now on our … Continue reading

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September 2013

Dear Friends You may have gathered from my last letter that as my sabbatical loomed I was experiencing a mixture of trepidation and excitement about going to the Middle East. Looking back now it’s hard to image why I was uncertain. … Continue reading

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April 2013

Dear Friends The suitcase is sitting partly packed with summer clothes, the immunisations have been administered, the passport is in date, the money has been ordered and the tickets have arrived. It looks as if I’m really going to Jordan and … Continue reading

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