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About localpreacherforkliftdriver

I am a Methodist Minister taking up a new appointment in the North Cheshire Circuit, September 2019, with pasoral charge of Tarvin, Kelsall, Rowton, Christleton, Mickle Trafford, Oakmere & Bunburry with Tiverton churches. Views are my own.

Give Thanks to the Lord Psalm 138 (Reworked)

Psa 138:1  Of David. I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;  Generous and loving creator, with the whole of creation we rejoice and magnify the marvellous beauty of the universe. … Continue reading

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A very different Christmas

The presents are wrapped The tree is decorated This year is very different No services to prepare No Carol’s week after week to lose my voice to No nativity or christingle’s No midnight communion No dashing from one Christmas Day … Continue reading

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Gale force winds

In the sands of time the memories flow Some on the tip of surface, with others far below As the gale force winds blow those things forgotten begin to resurface The cracks begin to show The walls fall down The … Continue reading

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Familiar places

Wales is a place we enjoy coming back to. As we go around, one of my favourite things to do is looking at all the different styles of architecture. The different shapes, styles and colours… there is also the game … Continue reading

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The holiday with a difference…

During my two weeks off we have had a few days out in Wales and the Lake District walking with Cagney and Lacey. Cagney loved having a swim at Llyn Brenig, Lacey not so much! And a few places more … Continue reading

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The church is not a building

I’ve not blogged for some time, but I have lots of questions running through my head. This is a bit of a splurge of thoughts that keep running into each other at the moment, I thought writing them down might … Continue reading

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Keeping Faith – Stay to make changes happen….

There was a time in my early 20’s that I considered leaving the British Methodist Church. It was a time, that as a young adult I felt that my plea and the plea from others my age in our circuit … Continue reading

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Road Trip – Highlights of Rhodes (part 4): Elafos Hotel

We went up and up and up into the mountains to Elafos Hotel before heading back to the south coast to our hotel. There was a traditional tavern Elafaki (The young Deer) alongside the hotel’s main building and a church … Continue reading

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Road Trip – Highlights of Rhodes (part 3): Lunch and Church Visit

We stopped in a lovely small village. Lunch was a three course meal! I’m glad we took a packed lunch as it was too hot to eat so much food. We wandered through the village and found the church we … Continue reading

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Road Trip – Highlights of Rhodes (part 2): Filerimos Monastery and Cross

We can’t go to Rhodes and not go to a monastery or church. This trip took us to both! Next stop up in the mountains in a small village for lunch and a visit to a church.

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