Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

I was inspired recently to watch an old favourite TV show again from the early 2000s, “The West Wing” where Martin Sheen plays a very fair, balanced and passionate US president, however for a time he sat very much in the middle ground not wanting to rock the boat, as opposed to fighting for what he believed. In one episode Sheen’s character was told a parable about Gods assistance. The parable is this; A faithful…

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Vine Community Church

Vine Community Church

When the last Littleport Life was being published, churches were writing their articles back in March. At this time, we were at the start of the lockdown when churches had to close. With their buildings shut, churches had to quickly adapt and provide new ways to enable believers to continue to worship and fellowship with each other. Most of this adaptation took place through the use of the Internet with online services premiering on Sundays,…

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Reflection for Littleport Life

Reflection for Littleport Life

It’s really strange to be writing this piece for Littleport Life on behalf of St George’s. As many of you will know already, Howard has moved to a new job and new challenges in the diocese of Oxford. We are so thankful for everything Howard helped to establish here in Littleport, creating links with so many individuals, groups and organisations and we are determined that this will continue. St George’s has a strong Ministry team…

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Vine Community Church

Vine Community Church

I’ve been in Littleport three years now, and the rooks in the trees a couple of streets away have been my constant companions through the day and through the seasons. What a season this last one has been (and very much continuing as I write). We have all had our own thoughts during lockdown, and not a few challenges. One morning in March, as soon as I woke up, a few words and phrases came…

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Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

We have all endured much over the last few months, in many and various ways, but the planet has kept turning and the sun has risen over our horizon and set each day, regardless of the tumultuous earthly events that tested the entire world’s population to the utmost with many likening it to the last world war. But this has been a war where the entire nations of the world were united in battling a…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

As I write this article, we are in lockdown due to the coronavirus, but hopefully by the time you are reading it, we are not; at least I hope some restrictions will have been lifted. Whilst the lockdown is global, its effect is played out at a highly personal, individual, level with a huge impact upon all our lives. For many that means big restrictions on movement and for others, an even bigger impact with…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

He’s grown, that baby… in a supermarket shortly after Christmas, I heard two shoppers and a member of staff calling out to one another asking if they had each had good Christmases. The consensus was that yes, they each had, but it was over so quick; all that preparation for just one day they said. For just one day; to coin a well-known phrase, Jesus is for life not just for Christmas – well known…

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Black Horse Drove – Student Cross Easter Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Black Horse Drove – Student Cross Easter Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Each year, on the Wednesday of Easter week, a group of walkers can be seen carrying a Cross through Littleport en route from Ely to Walsinghame in Norfolk. One of their rest stations is on the river bank at the top of Black Horse Drove, where they have a time of reflection and refreshment. Student Cross is an Easter pilgrimage that walks every year to the ancient site of Pilgrimage in Norfolk. There are eleven…

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Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

Christian Spiritualists in Littleport

Doris Stokes, the famous medium with all those many best-selling books, like Voices of Love and A Host of Voices, was influential in prompting the Thursday night gatherings of Spiritualists in Littleport, even though she had passed over to the realms of light 11 years earlier. Amazingly in 1992 she had resumed work with someone who was developing as a medium at Doris’s home church, Lewisham Spiritualist Church, in South London. Introducing herself during a…

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Vine Community Church

Vine Community Church

Suddenly, the house came alive! Shouts of joy, people rushing to get themselves ready. “What are we going to see?” “Goldfinger! It’s another James Bond film.” “Oh, wow!” The year was 1964. The place – Nairobi! We were ecstatic. We all piled into the car and set off. It took a little while to get out to the Drive-In Cinema at Thika, but we preferred it to the Bellevue near the airport. If we as…

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