Posts by Julian Stedman (Page 2)

Posts by Julian Stedman (Page 2)

Reflections on Morning Prayer – Week 3

What defines the beginning of your day? For many of us it has been that first programme on the radio – possibly the weather forecast – will it be a “nice” day for doing the things we have planned? Or, perhaps, Radio 2 to recharge our energies, through vibrant music. Many of us have listened for years to the Today programme, with it’s in-depth analysis of politics and world issues. Maybe, in the current times, you switch on to Classic FM… [Continue Reading]

Reflections on Morning Prayer – Week 2

Over the next few weeks, I intend to pass on to you the reasons why I feel that this short form of “service” provides an ideal preparation for the start of each day. Let’s start with our opening text:  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1.7 This is Paul’s initial greeting in his letter to the Romans, the book that arguably above all others defines the theology of the Christian Church. I… [Continue Reading]

Supporting the Heart of our Faith

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,These are challenging times for all of us. We are now confined to our own homes and may be separated from those we love. No longer is there an opportunity to benefit from the social contact and fellowship which is so supportive of our faith. At such a time, we could feel despair, or attempt to fill our lives with the things that have been neglected, tidying up rooms, sorting out old photographs, catching up… [Continue Reading]

Ascension Day 2019

It’s Ascension Day, and we are reminded of the parting words of Jesus, as he entrusted the mission of sharing the gospel to his timid small group of disciples. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 Today, we are entrusted with this same mission. Thy Kingdom Come, now in its 4th year,… [Continue Reading]

Church Lighting Development Project

St Edmund’s church is a well-loved landmark building in the heart of our community. It has served the town as a sacred place of prayer and worship since the early fourteenth century but, as you may have heard, the building is now in need of significant renovation. We have recently replaced our boiler and the power wiring, through the generous giving of our church members, but at the moment we have only a temporary certificate for our 50 year old… [Continue Reading]