Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 11/4/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 11th April 2021. Low Sunday, Truth and a Poem! I have been reflecting on three completely different things this week. Firstly, today is the Second Sunday of Easter. You may already know that it is often referred to as Low Sunday. But why is it… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 4/4/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 4th April 2021, (Easter Day). ‘Joy’ It seemed to me that the most appropriate topic to choose for my reflection today, as we celebrate (to use the words of the well-known hymn) ‘This joyful Eastertide’ is ‘Joy’, though I am in fact writing at the… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 28/3/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 28th March 2021. ‘Communication’ During the pandemic which we have endured for a year now, communication has been in some ways a problem and in other ways a blessing. When we have been in lockdown, we have not been able to meet family and friends… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 21/3/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 21st March 2021. ‘Relationships’ Relationships are all about people behaving towards each other in such a way that benefits both of them. And relationships work when an individual is constantly thinking about the other person in the relationship, or they work together to achieve mutual… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 14/3/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 14th March 2021. ‘Indifference’ The Lectionary is a book, published annually, listing all the Bible readings set for all the church services for every day of the year, commencing with the start of Advent. As well as listing readings, the Lectionary records commemorations. For example,… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 7/3/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 7th March 2021. ‘Trust’ During Lent we are having a service of Evening Prayer for Lent on Zoom each Wednesday at 6.00pm, up to and including 24 March. Some of you reading this will have joined one or both of the Zoom sessions we have… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 28/2/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 28th February 2021. ‘Hopefulness’ The hymn ‘Lord of all hopefulness’ is a fairly well-known and popular hymn. Apart from being used at regular church services, I have been asked to include it in services for baptisms, weddings and funerals. Just to remind us of the… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 21/2/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 21st February 2021. ‘Exercise’ When we think of exercise, we normally think first of physical exercise. Do you do much physical exercise? I know there are many people who regularly walk, jog or run several miles a week – including people much older than me… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 14/2/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 14th February 2021. ‘Fear’ One of the set readings for Morning Prayer last Sunday was from Matthew Ch. 6, in which Jesus says to his disciples, ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink,… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 7/2/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 7th February 2021. ‘Comfort, Calories and Prayer’ None of us gets through life without needing some comfort at some time or another. In fact I have never seen a baby that didn’t need a comforter, whether a dummy, or a teddy or cloth animal or… Read more »