Category: Church calendar

Church calendar Celebrating the legacy of the Venerable Bede

This is the transcript of the Revd Prof David Wilkinson’s ‘Thought For the Day’ on BBC Radio 4, 27th May 2024. Good morning. Bank Holiday weekends are a time for celebration. Manchester was a sea of...

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Church calendar Earthrise, Science and Christmas

(Earthrise image by NASA) This is the transcript of the Revd Prof David Wilkinson’s BBC Radio 4 Thought for the Day on 23rd December 2023. Good morning. On Christmas Eve 55 years ago, one of...

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CHURCH ACTION Seeing and believing: Lessons from “Doubting Thomas”

On the second Sunday of Easter, Anglicans traditionally reflect on Jesus’ appearance to so-called doubting Thomas. Richard Dawkins once proposed the apostle Thomas for the role of patron saint of science, as the only disciple that...

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CHURCH ACTION Science-Engaged Worship at Easter

The affirmation of science as a gift from God can be actively incorporated into the church’s collective worship throughout the liturgical year.  At Easter we reflect on Christ, the firstborn over all creation and the...

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CHURCH ACTION The Christmas story does not need to ‘prove’ God

What has quantum gravity got to do with herald angels singing, little towns of Bethlehem and ‘Away in a Manger’? In his best-selling A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking recounts a conference on cosmology...

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Church calendar Nativity Narratives

Even in a normal December, it’s hard to get through the month without encountering a Nativity play crisis. In 2021, it’s Covid that’s leading to cancellations; in earlier years, columnists habitually cited multiculturalism as the...

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CHURCH ACTION Celebrating science all year round

By Helen Billam and Theodora Hawksley. This is is the sixth post in our series on Science-Engaged Worship. Science touches our lives daily and has a place in our regular church activity – whether that’s...

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