Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 29/8/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 29th August 2021. ‘Grace’ The word ‘grace’ often appears in the Bible, in hymns and in prayers. But what does it mean? Like many words in the English language, it is a word with more than one meaning. It can mean, for example, elegance, beauty… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 8/8/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 8th August 2021. ‘Signs of the Times’ In the 1960s, the singer/songwriter Bob Dylan wrote and recorded a song entitled ‘The times they are a-changing’. Here’s the first verse: Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 25/7/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 25th July 2021. ‘Marriage’ In December 2000, the Daily Mail reported that at the marriage of the singer Madonna and the film producer Guy Ritchie at Skibo Castle in Scotland the couple were given a rather unusual gift by the Minister, the Rev. Susan Brown… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 18/7/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 19th July 2021. ‘Generosity’ The second reading set in the Church of England Lectionary for Morning Prayer on Friday was from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 9, and it included these words: “The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 11/7/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 11th July 2021. ‘Consolation’ Last Monday, the set readings for daily Morning Prayer turned to St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians, so each morning for the next couple of weeks or so there will be an extract from 2 Corinthians set for Morning Prayer…. Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 27/6/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 27th June 2021. ‘Be Prepared’ I am sure that everyone reading this reflection knows that ‘Be Prepared’ is the motto of the Scouts. Lieut. Gen. Baden Powell, who founded the Scout movement, wrote this in ‘Scouting for Boys’ (1908): “The scouts’ motto is founded on… Read more »