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God chose you to be the holy people he loves … Another packed InSpire issue with lots of regular features plus details of forthcoming events including the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to the Diocese in September, Church teas in both Capel and Ockley in August, Cafe church on 8th August, the Capel Blues Festival with Bob Cranham on 27th – 28th August and much more! There are summer holiday activities for our younger readers, tips on attracting bees to your garden and much more besides! Enjoy August! The Editor August-colour.pdf Post expires at 8:45am on Saturday July 30th, 2022Read More »
*’Summer – it’s a God idea’ *… another packed issue with news, reflections, prayers and puzzles. There is the second part of the entertaining article on working in retail by Chris Cooper. Also, you can see the latest updates on local events such as the fortnightly Capel market, Teas at BOTH Capel and Ockley churches and details of the Capel Blues Festival in August. Enjoy the summer! July-colour.pdf Post expires at 8:05am on Friday July 1st, 2022Read More »
Inside this issue there are news articles, puzzles, features and items for reflection. We celebrate the return of Church Teas for 2021! We continue the C of E prayer guide – ‘How do I pray when prayer seems impossible?’ and there is an article on ‘100 years of The Royal British Legion’. June-colour.pdf Post expires at 7:23am on Friday June 3rd, 2022Read More »
This issue of InSpire is to remember the members of Ockley Parish and the Rev Henry Whitfield who sailed in May 1639 for the ‘New World’. There are all the regular features and as we celebrate Pentecost this month (previously known as Whitsun) the Revd Canon Paul Hardingham considers how the Holy Spirit can change our lives. This and many other interesting articles! May-colour.pdf Post expires at 8:38am on Sunday May 1st, 2022Read More »
‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son …’ Happy Easter to all our readers. April’s issue contains the regular articles and features, together with a wonderful selection of Nick Ward’s paintings and his accompanying article. There are several articles on an environmental theme as a result of the recent ‘Creation Matters’ Lent course. April-colour.pdf Post expires at 7:10am on Saturday April 2nd, 2022Read More »
This issue contains plenty of resource ideas for Lent, some ‘bakes and makes’ for Easter and features on Mothering Sunday on 14th March. March-2021_issue48_website.pdf Apologies for the resend but we had some technical issues with the issue last week. Post expires at 11:42am on Tuesday March 8th, 2022Read More »
This month sees Valentine’s Day on 14th and there are articles marking it in this issue. Also, Lent begins on Wednesday 17th February and we have articles, prayers and reading recommendations from Rev Liz, Parish Pump and the Church Times. ‘Lent … Reflection, Reconciliation, Renewal’. February_2021_auto-colour.pdf Post expires at 8:08am on Sunday January 30th, 2022Read More »
See What God can do this year Another issue packed full of current news, articles, puzzles and recipes amongst other things! ‘A New year is God’s Gift. Enjoy the faithful blessings He so delights in giving’. Full-colour_january_2021.pdf Post expires at 8:07am on Tuesday December 28th, 2021Read More »
Well here we are at the end of an extraordinary year. I really hope that everyone manages to have a Christmas with those they love wherever possible, but I realise that for many that isn’t going to happen. As friends and neighbours, let us look out for those who many need our help, company or a listening ear over the Christmas period. December_issue45.pdf Post expires at 7:08am on Friday December 3rd, 2021Read More »
A packed issue with details of forthcoming services and events to mark All Saints/All Souls and Remembrance Sunday. Also, recent articles from The Church Times together with a recipe, puzzles and book reviews. Hope you enjoy it! The Editor November_Issue44.pdf Post expires at 6:49am on Monday November 1st, 2021Read More »
October’s InSpire is packed with articles again which will hopefully engage you and enlighten you including news of a new Saint’s Day in October honouring the remarkable Edith Cavell (page 18), another interesting article from Stuart Cole on the ‘Moving of Easter’ and why it falls on different dates each year … so confusing! On page 26 there is an article entitled ‘When Oxford accepted women’. A century ago, on 7th October 1920, Oxford University allowed women to become full members and study for full degrees for the first time, and the first 100 women were admitted. Interesting to note that Cambridge University did not give women equal status until 1947. We also have some lighter reads including a humourous Lockdown diary (page 24) done in July by Andrew Forsyth and a look at ‘The Language of Church Going’ on page 19. Enjoy October! The Editor October-2020_Issue-43.pdf Post expires at 8:01am on Saturday October 9th, 2021Read More »
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Welcome to September’s issue of InSpire. Lots of news items from The Church Times and Parish Pump, things to make you smile, the usual puzzle pages and a fascinating article written by one of our parishioners Chris Cooper regarding his connection with the Bluebell Railway. Issue-42_full-colour.pdfRead More »