Category Archives for "Reflections"

Nov 30

The Nativity Story Advent Journey

As we all travel together through this Advent period we can often wonder how Mary, Joseph and their hardworking Donkey travelled on their way to Bethlehem, who they encountered and what they saw.  This Advent calendar has been made by Anthony, one of our servers. He has spent along time putting it together and we hope […]

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Apr 09

The Late HRH Prince Philip

Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family and all those who mourn following the sad news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.An Online Book of Condolence has been opened  by the Church of England. St Francis church building will be open daily between 9am and 7pm for you […]

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Mar 21

Lent Challenge 2021

Welcome to Day 1 of our* Lent Challenge as we count down to Easter. The king needs to get to the capital city. DESIGN A VEHICLE FIT FOR A KING!⁠ Two thousand years ago there were no cars or planes, limousines or spaceships. 2000 years ago in Israel (the country Jesus came from) the fastest way […]

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Dec 10

Reflection for the 2nd week of Advent

Readings: Isaiah 40:25-end; Psalm 103:8-13; Matthew 11:28-end I find advent to be the perfect time to pause. It should be a time for watching and waiting. If we think back to the story of Christ’s birth, there is a time of waiting as the story unfolds until we arrive at the moment where the Lord Jesus […]

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Dec 01

Vintage Church Virtual Advent Calender 2020

Welcome to the St Francis WGC Virtual Advent Calendar 2020. A different type of Advent Calendar for a quite different year.This is our Church Advent Ring.  Every Sunday in Advent an additional red candle is lit, representing:The Jewish PatriarchsThe ProphetsJohn the Baptist, who prepared the way  for Jesus’ ministryThe Virgin Mary, Jesus’ motherThen on Christmas […]

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Nov 08

Messy Remembrance

This posts looks at Remembrance and allows us to create a Poppy and reflect, pause and pray as a way of remembering those who have fought and died for us to have peace and justice.  To make your Torn Poppy follow the instructions available: You can make a Poppy lantern using the template below […]

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Nov 02

Light of the World Prayers

Every evening at 7pm the Youth & Children’s team post up a Prayer and light a candle and share it on Facebook with our Church and Community. We know some of you aren’t able to access Facebook so here is a selection of prayers that we used last week in the lead up to our […]

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Oct 21

Reflection for Wednesday 21st October

Psalm 98; Ephesians 3:2-12; Luke 12: 39-48  How many of us compare ourselves  to others? How many of us think we aren’t as godly or as “Christian” as someone else? We see in our reading from Ephesians we are not the only ones who want to rank or compare ourselves to others. Paul writes to the […]

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Oct 14

Reflection for Wednesday 14th October

Galatians 5:18-end; Psalm 1; Luke 11:42-46And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  If we live by the spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.  Let us not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another. – Galatians 5:25-26 Have you ever wondered what it […]

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Oct 07

Reflection for Wednesday 7th October

Readings: Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14; Psalm 117; Luke 11:1-4 He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ 2He said to them, ‘When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.3   Give us each day […]

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