Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 17/1/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 17th January 2021. ‘Gifts’ We are in the Church’s liturgical season of Epiphanytide, the season between Christmas and Lent. In the Western Christian Church the traditional date for the Feast of the Epiphany is 6th January, when we celebrate the revelation to the outside world… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 10/1/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 10th January 2021. ‘Unselfishness’ Those of us of a certain age will remember the actor David Niven. He once said this on the subject of unselfishness: “Going to war was the only unselfish thing I have ever done for humanity.” We often think of those… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 3/1/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 3rd January 2021. ‘Integrity’ We are now in that part of the Church’s year called the Christmas Season, between Christmas Day and Epiphany (6 January). The Common Worship order of service for Morning Prayer during the Christmas Season includes these words, taken from the Book… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 27/12/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 27th December 2020. ‘Peace’ I last gave a reflection on peace on 10 May 2020. The subject came back to my mind this week. Perhaps what sparked it was hearing the well-known quotation from Luke 2:14, which we often to hear at this time of… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 20/12/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 20th December 2020. ‘Generosity’ We are at a traditional time of giving. For many, giving is more important than receiving, whilst for many others, receiving is more import than giving. Amongst those in the former category, Christmas is an opportunity for some to indulge in… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 13/12/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 13th December 2020. ‘Hunger’ I think it must have been an email I received this week that started me off thinking about hunger. I regularly get emails from a charity called Barnabas Fund, which seeks to support Christians around the world suffering from persecution, famine,… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 06/12/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 6th December 2020. ‘Piety’ Now there’s an uncommon word –‘piety’! It came into my head earlier this week, so I decided it would be this week’s challenge for me to say something about it. We very rarely use the word in everyday speech, and we… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 29/11/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 29th November 2020. ‘Worry’ Do you have any worries? I expect that during the current lockdown we all have worries of one sort or another. Let me take your mind off your worries for a few moments, by asking you to think of something completely… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 22/11/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 22nd November 2020. ‘Light’ Light tends to have positive connotations. Words like gentle, easy, transparent, tender, happy and amusing come to mind. Whereas darkness is associated with gloominess, evil, sadness. We have the expression ‘seeing the light’, meaning that we have learned something helpful, useful… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 15/11/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 15th November 2020. ‘Reconciliation’ A friend telephoned recently, and in the course of the conversation it seemed clear that there was a tension between him and his children. They were not communicating with each other for whatever reasons. And I thought: how sad. I am… Read more »