Monthly Archives: December 2016

Call the Midwife: speaking in the name of love

Last night, Lorna and I caught up with the Call the Midwife Christmas special. This episode saw the team dispatched from Poplar in London to South Africa, where they encounter apartheid, and bring hope to a struggling mission hospital. As always, though not without sentimental moments, this was a moving story about human resilience and the power of love. My only complaint about Heidi Thomas’s scriptwriting was that at times it was too good. Here’s

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Bible passages for Christmas Days service

Luke 2:8-20 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This

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Calum Macritchie plays Scrooge

One of the highlights of my week so far has been our family trip to Eden Court’s One Touch Theatre on Tuesday evening to see A Christmas Carol.  This Eden Court Creative Drama Lab production was directed by John Batty, and starred Calum Macritchie from Hilton Church as Scrooge. The play was based on Charles Dickens’ famous 1843 novel of the same name, which introduced to the world Ebenezer Scrooge, the hard-hearted miser who lives to amass a

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