Blog

On this page you’ll find blogs on the subject of FEASTS from our the latest edition of “Connections “,JULY/AUGUST 2019 our Benefice magazine.

 

The Confirmation Feast

It was a great joy to host the Confirmation service at St Paul’s in June; and to celebrate presenting four candidates from the Benefice – Lucy, Karen, Julia and Chris. Candidates also came from St Agnes in St Paul’s, St Anne’s Eastville, Clifton College, St Peter’s...

Feasting with Bedouins

We were summoned quite suddenly - as is usual in these circumstances. The day before there had been multiple military vehicles, soldiers, border police and the Israeli Civil Administration, assessing, measuring, reporting. A group of settlers had been noticed...

The Table of Friendship

The recent Syrian Evening in Bristol was a feast in every sense. Over seventy of us gathered in Cotham Parish Church to sit at table together to share food, stories, music and above all new friendships and deeper understanding. The evening was organised by the Cotham...

Feast

Every year a group of friends who go to Tymawr Convent on retreat meet up for a weekend. We started doing this at the Millennium – and spent the New Year welcoming in 2000 together. We enjoyed a banquet on New Year’s Eve -it is a Benedictine community after all- and...

A Syrian Night in Bristol

You are invited to share a warm summer evening with us celebrating Syrian culture through authentic food, music, and storytelling. We are excited to experience and share Syrian culture and hospitality with you at this fund-raising event! The evening is hosted by the...

Introducing Cotham & Redland Community Sponsorship

Cotham & Redland Community Sponsorship is a new group made up of local people and organisations. We have been brought together by a shared desire to make a positive difference in the face of the ongoing refugee crisis. In particular we would love to support a...

Forgiveness – The Big Picture

When Jesus, from the cross, said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”, he could see the big picture in a way that they couldn’t. If he was only thinking about himself, it would have been a lot more difficult to forgive, “I am in agony. I don’t deserve...

Whether you are well-established in the Christian faith, feeling called to a new expression of your faith, or teetering on the edge of any faith, we hope you will find resources, inspiration and good company here with us.

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