Our most recent family pic with only Andrew missing

Friday, October 16, 2015

My Farewell Service: Harvest, Thanksgiving & Rugby World Cup

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This Sunday at AMC is our Harvest and Thanksgiving Service, the last in our series based on the Rugby World Cup: David and Jesus, as well as being my Farewell Service as I take leave of AMC for MWC in Norwich.

Bible untouched in church for 400 years

From The Weekly Telegraph October 14-20
Is it just me who cringes at this sentence: "The vicar believes the bible has remained untouched at St Giles parish church for 400 years"   !!!!!!!
Must work this into my sermon on Sunday :-)

Vicar finds original copy of King James Bible in cupboard

An original copy of the King James Bible has been found in a cupboard in a Welsh church.
The Rev Dr Jason Bray, 61, was taking stock of his books when he found the 1611 volume, which is believed to be one of fewer than 200 that survive.
The vicar believes the Bible has remained untouched at St Giles parish church, in Wrexham, for 400 years.  The book is missing its frontispiece and several pages from the Old Testament but is otherwise in good condition.
Dr Bray said: “We basically found it when we were going through the cupboards.  I couldn’t believe it.  It has been authenticated, and as far as we know, has always been here.”
The King James Bible was the third translation of the Bible into English more than 100 years after the Tyndale Bible became the first English version to appear in print.
A first edition of the King James Bible found in Great St Mary’s church, Cambridge University, in 2011 was valued at about 3,000 pounds.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Poole's Pilgrimage

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens (Ecc 3:1)

Blessed are those whose hearts are set on pilgrimage (Ps 84:5)

Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the Kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.” (Lk 18:29-30)

The peace which Christ gives you is to guide you in the decisions you make (Col3:15)

Well, the latest part of Poole's Pilgrimage is now getting quite close as we leave for Norwich in England on 2 November to take up our LORD's call to ministry at Meadow Way Chapel.