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On Angel Wings


ON Angel Wings is an animated retelling of the Nativity suitable for the whole family, to be broadcast on BBC 1 at 4.20pm on Christmas Eve. (And on BBC iplayer for the whole of the Christmas period.) The book is by author, Michael Morpurgo, who visited pupils at Checkendon CE Primary School in the summer More

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    Another angle on climate change

    By now we are well familiar with measures to cut harmful emissions and to invest in renewables as the chief means of combating potentially catastrophic climate change. And while there is a responsibility on all of us to reduce our own carbon footprint and to do what we can to influence government policy, it is More

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    Advent Artwork in Littlemore

    CONTEMPORARY images painted by Tom Bower have been on display throughout advent at St Mary and St Nicholas Church in Littlemore, Oxford. The four paintings were created by Tom in response to four advent meditations written by church warden, Wendy Blagden. Right is Tom’s image of Mary, which he describes as portraying the mother of More

  • Tsunami: 10 years after the wave Tim Hetherington’s online photography exhibtion

    Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed almost 250,000 people on Boxing Day 2004, Christian Aid is marking the anniversary by launching Tsunami: 10 years after the wave, an online exhibition that features work – including previously unpublished images – by photographer Tim Hetherington. Tim, who was killed while working in Libya More

  • Fuelling justice

    by Alison Webster The first frosts have bitten – with beautiful sunrises to match.  Autumn and winter can be glorious, but for those in fuel poverty, it signals the beginning of months of anxiety, ill-health and misery. Fuel poverty is not an abstract issue. It’s a matter of life and death. In the freezing weather More

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    Love always perseveres

    When have you done something that needed you to persevere, even when you felt too tired or just unable to continue? These stories show us times when people didn’t give up, even in the face of difficulties. We will explore what this shows us about God’s great love. HOW WIDE When Jesus was born in More

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    Flocking to a Christmas Tree Festival

    Nearly 3,000 visitors enjoyed this year’s Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church in Twyford. As well as 70 trees on display from local organizations there was a variety of entertainment which included Waltham St.Lawrence Silver Band, Berkshire Recorder Consort, Twyford and Ruscombe Theatre Group and magician Mark Shortland. Paul Bromley, who organized the event More

  • The CofE’s first female bishop

    THE acting Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, has welcomed the appointment of the first female bishop in the Church of England. Bishop Colin says: “The announcement that Libby Lane has been appointed as the next Bishop of Stockport will, I know, bring much joy to many people both in this Diocese and More

  • Advent meditations in Littlemore

      CONTEMPORARY images painted by Tom Bower are on display throughout Advent in St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Littlemore. They were painted in response to four advent meditations, below, by church warden Wendy Blagden.   Openness Putting aside prejudice. Being prepared to be vulnerable. Stepping outside our comfort zone.   As seen in: Mary More

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    God in the Life Of Jan Fishwick

    JAN Fishwick knows only too well that for many children and adults, Christmas is not a warm family celebration. Jan, who began her career at 18 as deputy matron of a children’s home, tells of her journey to becoming the Chief Executive of fostering and adoption charity, Parents and Children Together (PACT). With a great More