Blog

On this page you’ll find blogs on the subject of friends from our the latest edition of “Connections “,MARCH APRIL 2019 our Benefice magazine.

 

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...

Forgiveness

When Tilda said that this Connections would have the theme of “forgiveness”, I immediately thought of marriage. And so did my husband Rob! More specifically, I thought about the marriage prep courses that I run for Cotham. In my introductory email I tell our couples...

A Couple Counsellor’s perspective on Forgiveness

Forgiveness comes up often at Relate, the relationship counselling charity where I work. A common reason couples (or individuals) come is that one of them is finding it hard to ‘get over’ something their partner has done: “I’m not sure I can forgive him/her.” Usually...

Forgiveness – letting go

A good friend challenged me recently, rightly and graciously, after I had presided at the Eucharist. For him it was important that I, as priest, pronounced forgiveness : “May God forgive you . . .” I have usually said “May God forgive us . . .”, feeling as unworthy as...

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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