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WW1 War Memorials

By |2019-06-14T19:28:49+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Fairwarp Christ Church News, Fairwarp Christ Church Sermons|Tags: |

As part of the Fairwarp Remembers initiative, the WW1 Committee have been arranging to renovate and improve the war memorials to The Great War both in the churchyard and inside the church. The inside memorial has been renovated, cleaned and the gold paint updated. This lists all the men of Fairwarp who fought in World [...]

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Fairwarp Christ Church Trinity 1

By |2019-06-14T19:43:41+00:00June 11th, 2017|Categories: Fairwarp Christ Church Sermons|Tags: , , , |

I was at a social evening in the Foresters Arms last week when someone said to me, ‘I have problems with the concept of God.’  My response was, ‘You are not alone.’  There’s a widespread, possibly increasing aura of disbelief in God.  The Oxford evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins published his book ‘The God Delusion’ over ten [...]

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Fairwarp Christ Church Pentecost

By |2019-06-14T19:45:14+00:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: Fairwarp Christ Church Sermons|Tags: , , |

Some human experiences, some spiritual experiences, are so overwhelming that only the language of metaphor and poetry can adequately begin to describe them.  Today’s festival of Pentecost recalls the transformational coming of the divine Spirit, the Holy Spirit, to the disciples, transforming them from disciples – learners or pupils - into apostles – missioners, bearers of [...]

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Fairwarp Christ Church Lent 4 – Mothering Sunday

By |2019-06-14T20:05:13+00:00March 26th, 2017|Categories: Fairwarp Christ Church Sermons|Tags: , , |

It was rather lovely that last Sunday – officially my first in the parish – the parish Eucharist was followed by a Christening.  Most of you will have missed it – perhaps going home and discussing the new priest-in-charge’s sermon? – but it was a great occasion: lively, a bit noisy, and chaotic too, with the [...]

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Fairwarp Christ Church Lent 3

By |2019-06-14T20:05:24+00:00March 19th, 2017|Categories: Fairwarp Christ Church Sermons|Tags: , , |

The beginning of a new era in the life of a parish prompts a fundamental question: what is the Church here for?  And that is perhaps three questions: What is this church building for?  What is our public worship for? What is the purpose of the church community within the wider parish?  I want to begin [...]

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