This section contains articles from senior members of clergy for parish magazines.
Most of March will be the season of Lent, when we Christians have traditionally given up things that give us pleasure to focus on our spiritual journey. As our world has changed it seems increasingly anachronistic. Our culture screams at us from the lifestyle sections that the way to real fulfilment is getting what you really desire.
Parish magazine content each month from the team at Caring for God's Acre - The Storm Cock sings in March
Lent gives us an opportunity to realign our lives with God’s values, it gives us a prolonged and focussed time to reflect and pray and to read the bible and deepen our faith. The 40-day period is time enough to build in new habits and actions into our lives, which will have a lasting effect.
Parish magazine content each month from the team at Caring for God's Acre - A Parliament of Rooks
We humans are a grumbly glorious bunch who spend a lot of time and energy wanting what we don’t have and forgetting to be actively grateful for what we do have. Not one of us will keep all the possessions that we have now or all the people that we love now or the health, hair or dress-size that we have now!
Parish magazine content each month from the team at Caring for God's Acre - Winter Moths
We are coming to the end of our year of prayer in the diocese and moving to the year of faith. As we begin that journey together, Mary’s, “yes, now what is the question?” is a good place to start.
Parish magazine content each month from the team at Caring for God's Acre - Holly
Each year, the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Festival focuses on a different aspect of honouring those who have served the Crown and country in the armed forces. This year the theme is Service, not just of those deployed on active service, but the unseen service of those who love them.
Parish magazine content each month from the team at Caring for God's Acre - Bountiful Berries