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Prayer station 5. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

Why would God lead us into temptation?  If you find yourself wondering this then you are in good company as Henry VIII was so offended by the idea that he believed it must have been a mistake in the text … Continue reading

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4. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us

It you look up the Lord’s prayer in the Bible you will see that words we know as trespasses are not in either account.  Matthew 6:12 has ‘debts’ (literally things which are owed, obligations) while the word trespasses (transgressions, overstepping … Continue reading

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3. Give us this day our daily bread

The Greek word translated as ‘daily’ (epiousion) occurs nowhere else in the ancient world so its meaning is hard to determine. It seems that it literally means ‘for being’.  Bread ‘for being’ is the minimum which we need to survive … Continue reading

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2. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven

  The second prayer is for the coming of God’s kingdom. One of the central questions for us during these days of the Novena, (the nine days between Ascension Day (10th May) and Pentecost (20th May) is what it means … Continue reading

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1 Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name

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The Lord’s Prayer stations at St Mary’s

Introduction We have set up 6 prayer stations in St Mary’s church to help focus on the Lord’s Prayer. At each station you will find a written reflection and some objects to help you think about this very important prayer … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Feast of the Epiphany – Earth to Heaven replies

  Reading Matthew 2:1-12 We are all familiar with the kings of Matthew’s Christmas story – just as a check that you were listening to the Gospel: how many kings were there? 3? 4? (3 Kings  + Herod) 2? (Herod … Continue reading

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Posada 2017 – Box Hill and Headley

Throughout Advent, wooden figures of the Holy family (Joseph and a pregnant Mary seated on a donkey), are making their way through our parish from Box Hill to Headley and are due to arrive to at St Mary’s in time … Continue reading

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Breaking News – The Word on the Hill is Back

This morning, 5th November, 2017, Christopher Hancock was licensed as Assistant Curate to the United Benefice of of St Mary’s Headley with St Andrew’s Box Hill and St Peter’s Walton on the Hill.  His sermons and other reflections together with … Continue reading

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Slow burning bush – what is God calling you to do?

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