Category: St A’s Messenger Articles

Partners In Faith

I’d like to begin by reminding you of the occasion when Jesus told Simon Peter to go fishing, despite an earlier failure: And when [Jesus] had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word… Read more →

The CND Symbol

During my days as an undergraduate, I decided to add a few ‘button badges’ to my rucksack. There were various places on our campus where you could purchase badges with pop-stars and messages. I bought one with a little picture of the musician Prince – my absolute favourite – and a couple with pithy phrases written on them. I also… Read more →

God In Close

As a child, I spent a great deal of time in the countryside around Oxford. Many family walks took place on or near The Ridgeway – specifically, that section of the ancient trail that passes along the Berkshire Downs. My family hail from a little village that nestles in the shadow of these downs. It is one of three villages… Read more →

Why not go and tell?

About 18 months ago, I read a compelling article about a new type of cycle helmet: the Abus Kranium. You might well be wondering what is so special about this helmet – please, allow me to tell you… A ‘normal’ cycle helmet gives a little protection if you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in a collision. The various statistics and… Read more →

The Lord’s Prayer

Soon after I became a Christian, I was taught to make a daily commitment to praying ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ – the wonderful words of Matthew 6:9-13. I used the prayer to start or end more expansive prayers. I would employ lists to remind me of what I should be thankful for, what I should be praying about and whom I… Read more →


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