This week, the late Dr Abbas Khan has featured in the news. Dr Khan was a UK surgeon who went to Syria in 2012 to treat victims of the civil war. There he was arrested and died in custody. He was perhaps, a kind of a martyr, losing his life whilst saving others. However, the […]
There is a danger that any church can become so obsessed with its own existence and a narrow focus on “saving souls”, that it forgets Jesus’s teaching on loving others; the parable of the Good Samaritan is there to remind us we need to look outwards to serve and be served. At Billingsley, we try […]
Jesus summarised all the teaching in the Old Testament in two commandments; to love God with all our heart and to love others (our “neighbours”) as ourselves. Jesus stretched the boundaries of who we should consider “neighbours” to include those we do not like and by his example, showed us what it means to live […]
Many thanks to Roy, churchwarden from Highley and his colleague for strimming round the north side of the churchyard and clearing some of the jungle to the south. This work is part of the management of the wildlife habitat.
On Wednesday 21st we tried something different, with “Forest Church”. Despite its name, it isn’t held in a forest and it isn’t traditional church; it is aimed at anyone who finds something spiritual in the natural world. We made the most of sunny weather by sitting outside to look at nature in the churchyard.
A response to Marcus Rashford. I solemnly promised that after last week, I would no longer write about the football. However, the news is now all about the (racist) abuse being directed at the three English players who failed to score with their penalties. One of these, Marcus Rashford has released a statement, apologising for […]
I promise this is the last thought I will write about football, at least for this month…. By the time you read this, you may already know. Some of you may simply not care. But for those of us who have the affliction of following football, and following England in particular, Sunday evening looms […]
For me it was last summer that it really struck home; watching the international cricketers “taking the knee” before play. This was of course from the “Black lives matter” movement, a gesture that originated in the United States. I had seen it at the protest marches in this country, but seeing it at cricket matches […]
The July draw took place in glorious sunshine. A third win for Diana whose number was drawn first today winning her £59. Lucky 13 was next to be drawn winning Colin £29.50 and the final ball out of the bag, number 31, made its second appearance having been drawn for the first time last week […]
St Agatha A woman of Billingsley Church 4.00pm Friday 2nd July; 100 Club Draw – Lincoln Fields 6.00pm Sunday 11th July; The Women of Billingsley Church Billingsley Church has been shaped by women; come along to hear their stories 7.00pm Wednesday 21st July; A celebration of Billingsley Churchyard We celebrate the spirituality of […]