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Giving us life: Trinity

This week a painful quote on life and death from the poet Kaleko, a round up of teaching from @acnbchurch, digital list of ministers from St John the Baptist and research into reaching young adults.

Remember WWI 100 - Poppy cascade at St John the Baptist

Join in making ‘Over the Top’ a knitted and crocheted poppy tribute cascading down the tower at St John the Baptist. Knit or crochet poppies and donate them to the project. Let’s act together to remember the 100th anniversary of WWI.

Ministers of St John and leaders of the Order of St John of Jerusalem at Baddesley

New in digital form: Explore the Vicars of North Baddesley and the Knights, Preceptors, and Masters of the Order of St John in Jerusalem at Baddesley

Christians driven from Middle East: An editorial by Victoria Ashdown

Christianity is being wiped from the map across the Middle East. Has the church in this country forgotten how to love our family in faith? Wake up, Stand up, join with me in supporting our sisters and brothers. We may share their challenge before too long.

Giving us life: the Seventh Sunday of Easter

This week, a quote from Augustine, encouragement to listen again to Stephen Sizer's excellent talk, a comment on the value of migrants to community resilience and an encouragement to read civil society futures.

Giving us life: The fifth Sunday of Easter

A short collection of little inspirations for this the fifth Sunday of Easter... Teaching from last week, a prayer reflecting on vocation, news from the WCC on the Koreas, a challenge on how to explain the good news, and sobering statistics on religious 'nones' across Europe.

The world’s a bit ‘frisky’: Be light and certain hope

The world’s a bit ‘frisky’. Smudging the meaning of truth is poisoning our humanity. Share the gift of God who in Jesus declares ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life’ with those disturbed by the instablity.

Giving us life: The fourth Sunday of Easter

Lots of good things from the past week the third week in the cycle of Easter. Teaching from last week as audio and text, a positive read on restoring the traditition of stewardship as a theological driver for thinking about ecology, notes on training that the team have been up to, and some future events including a Julian meeting at Winchester Cathedral

Giving us life: The third week of Easter

This week in Giving us life, a devastating yet hope filled insight into the work of Christians Against Poverty, some polling results on how we see our mothers and views of whether Mother's Day is a 'proper' holiday