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Hello! I hope you're enjoying Mission week. I started writing this a while ago, as an encouragement before the Mission, and then never had time to post it. However, with a moment free today, it seemed like the right thing to do. After all, who else is going to make spurious links for you between Jesus and pop-culture...Hello friends!So since this last post, I have been thinking a lot about...Finding Nemo. Yes. That's not how you thought that sentence would end.If you haven't seen it, it's the story of a little clown fish, called Nemo, who is an only child (fish...whatever) to an exceptionally nervous clown fish called Marlin. Nemo gets kidnapped off his coral reef, and taken back to a dentist's aquarium where he meets a bunch of other fish. Meanwhile, his father sets out to bring him back. To find Nemo, if you will.It's jaunty, and it's heartfelt, and it's beautifully animated, so I really can't recommend it...
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Mission

The Mission pages are finally up and running on the website.Please use them to find out what's going on, to invite your family and friends, and to pray for all of our events and everyone who might go along to them.There are also copies of all of the current fliers on the website. Please feel free to send them on to friends by email, over facebook and in any other way you fancy!There are more posts planned here about the Mission, but if you have any thoughts or things you'd like to say to encourage and inspire, please do contact the Church Office and we'll try to include it right here!...
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Busy busy busy…

Friends, Mission Week is on its way, and it really isn't that far off. From May 10-18 we have a big, fat excuse to tell our friends and neighbours about Jesus. I get all twirly and excited when we start talking about Mission, partly because I was involved with some really great ones down at my university, and I start using words like 'awesome' unironically and sounding like the turtles in Finding Nemo.)So. Anyway. If you know me, you'll know that things in my life are a little extra like whoah  at the moment, as we're trying to move house, and I am designing an awful lot of the publicity for the Mission. Seems I have serious thrill issues.So, I 'm concerned that I could easily, despite my Mission-themed excitement, get a little bogged down in the here and now and packing boxes and my computer crashing, and then emerge at the end of the Mission to find that I...
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Happy New Year!

Hello all! I hope you had a great Christmas. I realise that we're already well into the New Year, but here are some pictures from over the Christmas period that I hadn't got round to sharing with you yet!I'll post soon again about the up-coming Away Day and with lots more about the Mission. Until then, I hope you continue to have a happy new year!...
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Christmas

It's nearly Christmas. Don't panic. I particularly enjoyed how the Coop this year had this (or something approximating it) as their slogan, starting in November. You tell me in November that it's nearly Christmas, and I'm going to panic. That's just a given. Then there's a few weeks when you might get on Christmas and get organised and maybe, just maybe, you're feeling cool and calm. However, then we reach this point when someone points out that this time next week, it's Boxing Day, and you think about hitting them, and realise that you're probably panicking again. I realise that today, I am that person. Sorry about that.Here's the thing though. The big secret. The one that no one with a million pound advert on this year would like you to know. If you overcook your sprouts, if you forget to buy that present for that person, if your Christmas tree is wonky, if that decoration just will not hang where you...
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Christmas is coming…

I'm sorry. At least it's November. A certain member of the Benefice, who shall remain nameless, posted Christmas Countdowns in September. SEPTEMBER. That's even too early for me.Christmas services are going up on the website TODAY and as they are done (ahem) the posters will be here too! Look out for all of the festive jollity.Your first notice of Christmas cheer, however, is this:Messy Church Christmas is on Wednesday 4 December, 4.30-6.30pm at Mistley. Tell everyone you know!...
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Hello October!

I'm not quite sure what happened to September. I'm sure I put it down here somewhere...In case you weren't there, here is what you missed at the Digby Fairweather Concert, held at Mistley, on the last weekend of September.A big, huge, enormous thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it such a great night.Wish you had been there?...
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