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On this page you’ll find blogs on the subject of HOME from our the latest edition of “Connections” NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Benefice magazine.

 

HOMECOMING

HOMECOMING

Cliffs breaking through the haze and a narrowing sea, Soon will my eager gaze have sight of thee - England, the lovelier now for absence long Soon shall I see your brow, hear a lark’s song. Heart, curb thy beating - there! Channel cliffs glow, Eddystone, Plymouth,...

On being homeless, a book review

On being homeless, a book review

In 2013 Raynor Winn and her husband Moth lost their house.  The story is in the book she wrote four or so years later – The Salt Path. She and her book attracted a lot of attention when it was published in 2018. She doesn’t say much about the house they lost but it...

Introducing:  Ruth

Introducing: Ruth

I’m Ruth Edmonds, I’m an ordinand (trainee priest) placed at Cotham Parish church for a few  hours a week and should be around on the majority of Sunday mornings for the next year or so. I’m also involved in Foundation which I used to co-lead under Iain McColl at...

Making a House a Home

Making a House a Home

This is what the Community Sponsorship Group are going  to do, ready to    welcome a Syrian refugee family to live in our neighbourhood. Our planning is about to really accelerate, with the amazing news that a benefactor has       offered to buy a house in Cotham /...

Different Homes, Same Traditions and Belonging

Different Homes, Same Traditions and Belonging

As you all know, we have now been in Bristol for fourteen months after moving from West Dulwich, South East London. This isn’t the first time we have moved places: when I was one we moved from    Sunderland to Stockton-on-Tees; we then moved to a new house during that...

September / October 2019 Edition of Connections

September / October 2019 Edition of Connections

Breathe through the heats of our desire Thy coolness and Thy balm; Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still, small voice of calm. Welcome to the latest edition of Connections. Prompted by the Benefice retreat, where...

Still small voice in a time of Climate Crisis

Still small voice in a time of Climate Crisis

On Thursday evening the City Deanery Synod unanimously agreed to adopt the motion put to it by the PCC’s of our Benefice, along with the PCC of St Matthew’s Kingsdown- We the PCC of Cotham Parish Church St Paul’s Clifton resolve to act on the urgent challenge of our...

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