Thought for the Week

The Archbishop of Canterbury visited Russia last week and gave a lecture in Moscow. The full text of the lecture is on the Archbishop’s website. Read below for some words  from the lecture. They are something to think about in the final week of the Church’s year. (The new year begins in Advent on 3rd…

News round up: spirituality, reform, Christmas and Advent

In Christianity Today there is a review of The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity. Reviewer Hannah Anderson explains how today’s Christians can draw inspiration from the Pietist movement of the 17th century. In the Huffington Post Susan Thistlethwaite shares news of the Boston Declaration, which has been signed by 300 theologians in…

Welcome to a new London church

St Francis at the Engine Room opened in Tottenham Hale today. It is a brand new Church of England church. It is the first purpose built Anglican Church to open in the Diocese of London in 40 years. The new church has a worship space, a community centre and a cafe. Its congregation was started…

Reverse Advent Calendar

Have you heard of reverse Advent calendars? They’re an increasingly popular way to give to charity during Advent. Traditional Advent calendars give gifts to the calendar owner. On the morning of each day of Advent we open a calendar door and receive a treat. There are even Advent calendars for dogs and cats. Reverse Advent…

#GodWithUs emails this December

The season of Advent begins on Sunday, 3rd December. Advent is a season of spiritual preparation for the Christmas celebration. Christians spend Advent thinking about what it meant for God to live a human life in Jesus and what it will mean when Jesus returns. To help you prepare for Christmas you can sign up…