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May 19, 2017

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» A Gay Christian Minister Comes Out

A Gay Christian Minister Comes Out Ray Vincent, Associate Chaplain The attitude of Christian churches towards homosexuality has generally been negative, and in many places still is. Forty years ago it took great courage on the part of a few … Continue reading

February 14, 2017

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» February is LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month. Even the name is controversial. We used to talk just about “gay people” and “gay history”, but in recent years there is a growing recognition that human sexuality takes many different forms. To assume that … Continue reading

May 2, 2014

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» Science, Religion and Magick

This was the title of a lecture given by Dr Rhobert Lewis, Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, at the Meeting House on Thursday. The reason for the odd spelling of ‘Magick’, he said, is that he … Continue reading

January 27, 2014

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» Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January

Once again we will be observing this day at the Meeting House. The Forum will be open from 11 am to 3 pm with an opportunity to reflect quietly, look at some pictures, and light a candle. Why are we … Continue reading

October 17, 2013

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» Food bank reliance in the UK triples

A recent study by Oxfam and Church Action on Poverty says that more than half a million UK people may rely on food banks, three times as many in 2012 as in the previous year. It sites benefit cuts, unemployment … Continue reading

October 1, 2013

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» HCF Prayers October 2013

As you come to pray you may like to read Matthew 25:31-46. This is a difficult passage for many of us. For some it’s difficult because it talks about judgement, about separating the sheep from the goats, and we don’t … Continue reading

August 30, 2013

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» HCF Prayers September 2013

Jesus wept,             and in his weeping                         he joined himself forever                         to those who mourn.             He stands now throughout all time,                         this Jesus weeping                                     with his arms about the weeping ones:             ‘Blessed are those … Continue reading

June 28, 2013

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» Health Care Prayers, July 2013

What shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword…?  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am … Continue reading

June 1, 2013

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» Health Care Prayers June 2013

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; … Continue reading

May 3, 2013

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» So you thought slavery was a thing of the past?

The issue of human trafficking was dealt with at a very enlightening evening at the Meeting House on Wednesday evening. Hatty Hodgson, of the West Midlands Anti Human Trafficking Network  was the Key Speaker. Many thousands of people in the … Continue reading