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London Luton Airport senior chaplain commissioned

  In a special service held at the Chapel at London Luton Airport, the Rev Canon Liz Hughes has been officially commissioned as the airport’s senior chaplain. The commissioning was conducted by the Bishop of Bedford, the Rt Rev Richard Atkinson.   The service - which included a tribute from Glyn Jones, Managing Director of [...]

By | January 10th, 2014|Categories: Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Bedford Town Centre Chaplaincy officially launched

  On 14th December, from 12.15pm in Church Square (also known as Pigeon Square) in the centre of Bedford, David Hodgson, the Mayor of Bedford, will join the Bishop of Bedford, the Rt Rev Richard Atkinson, and a number of other dignitaries to officially launch Bedford’s Town Centre Chaplaincy service.   Masterminded and managed by [...]

By | December 8th, 2013|Categories: Lifestyle, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

London Luton Airport marks a new chapter in its chaplaincy story

  A large group which included, among others, London Luton Airport staff, chaplains and members of several faith groups, including local clergy, met in the Silver Lounge at London Luton Airport on Friday 18th October to bid an official ‘farewell’ to the airport’s senior chaplain for the last 18 years, the Rev Michael Banfield.   [...]

By | October 21st, 2013|Categories: Business, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Book Review (number 8)

  Interpretation and Application Edited by Craig Brian Larson Published by: Hendrickson ISBN: 978-1-59856-959-9 This book seeks to answer the question, ‘how does one best make ancient biblical texts pertinent to the 21st century listener while still maintaining the Scriptures’ integrity?’   In a series of interviews, essays and, indeed, sermons, it stresses the importance [...]

By | October 16th, 2013|Categories: Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Book Review (number 7): Sermon Preparation

  Sermon Preparation Edited by Craig Brian Larson Published by: Hendrickson ISBN: 978-1-59856-960-5   Traditionally, Baptists have placed great emphasis on preaching the Word within the context of corporate worship. In turn, this can place pressure on the preacher to produce sermons that are original, insightful, useful, challenging, comforting - and a host of other [...]

By | August 2nd, 2013|Categories: Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Book Review (number 6): Faith and the Future of the Countryside

Faith and the Future of the Countryside Edited by Alan Smith and Jill Hopkinson Published by: Canterbury Press ISBN: 978-1-84825-117-5   For centuries, the Church in these islands has been actively engaged with rural communities. It’s not only been a prophetic voice but has also been actively and practically involved with every issue affecting rural [...]

By | August 1st, 2013|Categories: Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Bringing meaning and purpose to work

  Della Bradshaw, writing in the FT’s Management section, in May 2013, reveals that ‘the latest topic on the business school agenda is happiness’. She adds that “meaning” is the term used by Lee Newman, dean of innovation and behaviour at IE Business School in Spain. At Michigan Ross in the US, Jane Dutton, university [...]

Workplace Matters commissions Waterways Chaplain

  Workplace Matters (WM), an ecumenical charity which takes Christian values into the workplace, has expanded its team of waterways chaplains by commissioning Barbara Davis, a Bishops Stortford resident who keeps a narrow boat, ‘Charm’, at Harlow. She is serving as a waterways chaplain for the boating community and others who use a 25 mile [...]

Top people’s favourite churches revealed

  Huw Edwards – yes, the Huw Edwards – along with the Rev Roger Royle, other personalities, dignitaries and invited guests gathered in ‘the media’s church’, St Bride’s Church, in Fleet Street, London, on16th July to celebrate the UK’s favourite churches. These churches were chosen by 60 top people from the world of [...]

New Senior Airport Chaplain for London Luton Airport

  The Rev Canon Liz Hughes is set to succeed the Rev Michael Banfield as Senior Chaplain at London Luton Airport, when Michael retires later this summer. Luton-based Liz was appointed to her new post by Workplace Matters (WM), an ecumenical charity which takes Christian values into the workplace and which, among other things, oversees [...]

By | June 15th, 2013|Categories: Business, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments