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Sun 20 Jan 2019 @ 14:00
RT @churchofengland#LentPilgrim invites you to spend 40 days reflecting on The Beatitudes, which are at the heart of Jesus’ teaching.… https://t.co/gh4WBNnKvE
Author(s): Angela Ashwin, Jeff Astley, Alan Bartlett, John Barton, Sarah Dylan Breuer, Rosalind Brown, Joanna Collicutt, Gillian Cooper, Stephen Cottrell, Steven Croft, Maggi Dawn, Paula Gooder, Peter Graystone, Mary Gregory, Joanne Grenfell, Malcolm Guite, Helen Ann Hartley, Lincoln Harvey, Christopher Herbert
Reflections for Daily Prayer has nourished thousands of Christians for a decade with its inspiring and informed weekday Bible reflections.
Now, in response to demand, Reflections for Sundays combines material from over the years with new writing to provide high-quality reflections on the Principal Readings for Sundays and major Holy Days.
Contributors include some of the very best writers from across the Anglican tradition who have helped to establish it as one of the leading daily devotional volumes today.
For each Sunday and major Holy Day in Year A,Reflections for Sundays offers: * full lectionary details for the Principle Service * a reflection on the Old Testament reading * a reflection on the Epistle * a reflection on the Gospel
It also contains a substantial introduction to the Gospel of Matthew, written by renowned Bible teacher Paula Gooder.
Alan studied history at the university of Cambridge, during which time he started doing youth work in Bermondsey. He trained as an Anglican priest in Durham and was a tutor at Cranmer Hall, Durham from 1996 until 2008. He was appointed as Vicar of St Giles and Priest in Charge of Sherburn and Shadforth in 2008. Alan is married to Helen and they have two children.
Angela Ashwin is the compiler of the bestselling Book of a Thousand Prayers and A Little Book of Healing Prayer (both Harper Collins) and author of Faith in the Fool (DLT). Greatly in demand as a speaker and retreat leader, she lives in Southwell and is a Lay Canon.
Christopher Herbert was the Vicar of Bourne, near Farnham, Surrey between from 1981 to 1990. He was appointed Director of Post-Ordination Training and made a Canon of Guildford Cathedral before becoming Archdeacon of Dorking in 1990. Christopher retired as Bishop of St. Albans in 2009 after performing the role for nearly 15 years. He has compiled a number of Pocket Prayers volumes and is also a regular contributor to the Reflections for Daily Prayer series.
Visit Christopher Herbert's personal site.
Gillian Cooper is a writer, teacher, and Old Testament enthusiast. She has previously worked as a theological educator and a cathedral verger and as an administrator for the Diocese of Lincoln.
Helen Ann Hartley has recently been appointed as the next Bishop of Waikato, from February 2014. She served her curacy as part of a rural team ministry before being appointed Director of Biblical Studies and lecturer in New Testament at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. She is currently Dean of the College of St John the Evangelist. Auckland, New Zealand, and is a contributor to the Pilgrim course
Jeff Astley is Honorary Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion and Professorial Fellow of St Chad's College, Durham University, He has worked in parish ministry, university chaplaincy and higher education, and is the author of several books, including Christ of the Everyday and the SCM Studyguide to Christian Doctrine.
After working for many years in the health service as a clinical psychologist and specialist neuropsychologist, Joanna Collicutt moved into the field of psychology of religion and was director of the MA programme at Heythrop College until 2010. She is now Lecturer in Psychology and Spirituality at Cuddesdon College, and Oxford Diocesan Advisor for Spiritual Care for Older People.
Joanne Grenfell is Archdeacon of Portsdown in the Diocese of
Portsmouth. She is one of eight women regional representatives in the House of Bishops. Previously she was Director of Ordinands, Residentiary Canon, and Dean of Women's Ministry in Sheffield. Her interests include communications, preaching, and literature and theology.
Malcolm Guite is the Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge and author of various books on contemporary spirituality. In addition to this he is a poet and singer-songwriter and fronts the Cambridge-based band Mystery Train.
Visit www.malcolmguite.com where you can read Malcolm's blog, some of his poetry, or find out more about his music and media appearances.
Mary served her curacy at St Lawrence, Hatfield, and has been the Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kirk Sandall and Edenthorpe since 2008. Alongside her parish role she is also the Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands, working with those exploring a vocation to ordained ministry. Prior to ordination, Mary worked for the Prison Service for ten years, latterly as Deputy Governor of HMP and YOI Moorland near Doncaster.
Paula Gooder is a freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical studies, a Reader in the Church of England and an honorary Canon Theologian at Birmingham and Guildford Cathedrals.
Peter Graystone works for Church Army, where he oversees
pioneering projects that take the Good News beyond the walls of a church to profoundly unchurched people. One of those locations is the internet, and he edits Christianity.org.uk, which gives free, confidential, reliable information about the Christian faith. He is a Church Times columnist and theatre reviewer.
ROSALIND BROWN is a Canon of Durham Cathedral; previously she trained ordinands at STETS, in Sarum College. A hymn writer of renown, she is the author of Being a Deacon Today.
Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford, and a prolific and much-loved author. Before serving as Bishop of Reading from 2004 to 2010, Stephen was the Canon Pastor at Peterborough Cathedral. He has worked as an Associate Missioner with Springboard, and has also been a Diocesan Missioner for Wakefield. Stephen is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and a co-author of the Pilgrim course.
Steven Croft is to be the next Bishop of Oxford, having been Bishop of Sheffield since 2009. A former Archbishop's Missioner and the first Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, he is the author of many acclaimed books including Jesus' People: What the Church should do next and editor of Mission-shaped Questions. Steven is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and co-author of the Pilgrim course.