Hope Explored

There are few emotions more powerful than hope. It’s a spark inside you that brings a smile to your lips; a light that shows on your face; a feeling that lifts your head and pulls you forward. Hope is what keeps us alive. But these days it hope often feels hard to come by. Yet real...

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Advent Windows – Year 10

It was 7 years ago this month when I moved into Stone. It was a dark, drizzly December day and the forecasters were talking about the possibility of some light snow. As a newish widow, I was still struggling to feel any sense of excitement or Christmas cheer. Then the following day, while walking along...

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Hospital Notes 22

Let me tell you about a great encouragement we received at the Chaplaincy (SPARC) recently. Just after I arrived at Royal Stoke a few weeks ago, while talking with another volunteer, a student nurse from Keele University arrived to ask about the work of the Chaplaincy Department. This student was a Christian and was excited...

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Advent Windows 2019

We are immensely looking forward to Advent Windows 2019! This year is the 10th Anniversary of Advent Windows in Stone, so a special occasion. Our theme this year is ‘Follow the Star’  - this came about as it is the Tenth Anniversary, which is usually celebrated by ‘tin’ – it was not a giant leap...

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