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 22/8/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 22nd August 2021. ‘Sin’ After avoiding the subject in 70 Thoughts for the Day, I thought I ought this Sunday to get round to talking about sin! Sin is a natural human weakness. It is perhaps a topic people don’t like to talk about, as… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 15/8/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 15th August 2021. Caring and sharing I can recall a couplet from a poem by the early 18th century poet, Alexander Pope, whose poetry I studied for A Level English Literature (I should never have chosen that subject – I didn’t do very well in… 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 1/8/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 1st August 2021. ‘Kindness’ Struggling a few days ago to think of a topic for my reflection today, my eye stopped on a word in a book I was reading. The word was ‘kindness’. Kindness can be a very small thing and cost nothing. But… 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 4/7/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 4th July 2021. ‘Bread’ When we were very small, we were, literally, spoon-fed. As we grew up at home, we continued to be ‘spoon-fed’, in the sense that food appeared on the tables at meal times, and we did not necessarily think about how it… 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 »