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12th March 2017: A Way Forward

 Jesus teaches Nicodemus. Editorial credit: Freedom Studio / Shutterstock.com. 

Jesus teaches Nicodemus. Editorial credit: Freedom Studio / Shutterstock.com. 

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

As we seek to find new ways of restoring confidence, trust and hope, and of overcoming misunderstanding and division, we find in the Gospel of John words that not only hold and bind us together, but also words that challenge us to look at how we function and live as a community.

2nd February 2017: Candlemass

 Stained Glass window depicting Simeon the Godreceiver, who met the Child Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem, located in the Cathedral of Brussels, Belgium. Credit: jorisvo / Shutterstock, Inc.

Stained Glass window depicting Simeon the Godreceiver, who met the Child Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem, located in the Cathedral of Brussels, Belgium. Credit: jorisvo / Shutterstock, Inc.

Rev Captain Ian Maher explores the story of Jesus' presentation at the temple and the encounters with Simeon and Anna.

“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations." Luke 2:22-40

6th November 2016: A Season of Remembrance

Reflection on the Kingdom of God invites us to look backwards in history, to learn, celebrate, lament, and grow in understanding and faith. It also offers us the opportunity to play our part in making the characteristics of the Kingdom of God a reality today.

"I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth." Job 19:25

23rd October 2016: A Place For All People

Even if we as a Cathedral community call ourselves a place for all people, others may not always experience that reality. When people see us, do they see a community of Pharisees or a people able to demonstrate the reality of the God's love?

“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18:14

24th July 2016: Discovering our guiding principles

 Zvonimir Atletic / Shutterstock.com

Zvonimir Atletic / Shutterstock.com

In a world of half truths and angrily shouted lies, should we accept the same cynicism? The Dean of Sheffield Cathedral, Peter Bradley, reflects on the practices of Ignatius and how we might uncover our guiding principles.

"No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. " Deut 30:14