Following on from his previous Service with its theme of love John Wilkinson examined faith. He suggested that faith was something very strong, yet not immutable. The only reason we should be likely to change our faith would be if we found it to be untrue. One example was the myth of Adam and Eve which, via a […]
We are living in uncertain times, with people round the world facing a variety of threats. John Wilkinson’s Service in September was gently and humourously bracing, reminding us in hymns, song and readings of the power of love to help us that we are not alone, but can support one another in difficult times. Jean Macmaster’s Reflection in […]
Kath Forder’s Service on August 6th marked Hiroshima Day. Kath recalled the events of that day, and told the story of a little Japanese girl, Sadako Sasaki. Sadako became known round the world for folding hundreds of paper cranes of all colours and sizes as she lay in hospital suffering the fatal effects of the bombing. Her cranes became […]
At our July Service Kath Forder reminded us powerfully of the importance of thinking for ourselves, quoting the Buddha’s saying that we should only believe what we ourselves think is true. She used two stories concerning Daniel, he of the lions’ den, who on two occasions used his clear logical thinking to expose deceits. At this confusing […]
Cressida Pryor took an unusual Service on May 7, built around the Celtic spirituality of John O’Donohue the Irish poet, author, priest and philosopher. Our thanks to Cressida for this interesting and informative service. Please note that our next Service, on Sunday June 4, will be a Flower Communion and Membership Service taken by Rev […]
Why Bother with Religion? This seemed an odd question for the Fellowship’s June meeting. Miles Howarth encouraged us to think widely about what we gain from our religion. What aspects of religion did we individually choose not to bother with – in his case the supernatural. He quoted Albert Einstein who, in a recently discovered letter, […]
Confessions of a Prison Chaplain by Mary Brown Waterside Press £12.99 The publisher Waterside Press describes Mary Brown’s book as follows: Mary Brown’s engaging book describes the ‘lifeline’ work of the prison chaplaincy. Written by a Quaker chaplain, it shows how important to prisoners this contact is and how it blends into the ever-pressing world […]
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