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A Mind Intent on God (Book)
Quotations from Alcuin, that remarkable eighth century Anglo-Saxon leader, teacher, deacon and writer - prayers, extracts from letters to friends and reflections, particularly including the use of the psalms in personal spiritual reflection.
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A selection of songs and chants to aid meditation (Audio/Video)
Following on from the service of Celtic Morning Prayer at Swanwick (July 2005), Alex Whitehead offers some suggestions of songs and chants.
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A Stillness Exercise (Article/Note/Report)
Relax, let tensions fall away, concentrate on whatever you feel is the centre of yourself, listen to the atmosphere deep within yourself and pray.
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A Vision for Good Practice in Reader/Preacher Training (Article/Note/Report)
The report of the Reader Task Group.
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Anglicans Online (Website)
Anglican news from across the world, in-depth articles exploring the issues of the moment, and a comprehensive listing of online resources for Anglicans
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Christians on the Internet (COIN) (Website)
COIN exists to encourage and help churches, church organisations and individuals to make sensible use of the Internet, seeking to ensure an active Christian presence on the Internet to serve as a witness to the wider world.
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Church of England (Website)
The official Church of England website with onward links to many other related sites.
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Common Worship (Website)
Part of the Church of England web site dedicated to Common Worship - the services and prayers which are available for use in the Church of England alongside the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
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Creative Spirit (Audio/Video)
An excellent inspirational resource; a catalyst to enable us all to look again at familiar events from the Christian story from unusual, unexpected or just different angles; an aid to reflection, meditation, discussion and spiritual growth.
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Distance Learning: Theology and Religious Studies (Website)
A detailed database of all theological and religios studies courses within the UK, validated by a DFES recognised body, with qualifications ranging from Undergraduate Certificates to Doctorates.
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Exploring Christian Faith with Children (Website)
Children's work resources
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Further resources for the 'On the Way: An Introduction to Mark's Gospel' feature in The Reader Winter 2005 (Article/Note/Report)
Additional resources for studying Mark's Gospel
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Henry Vaughan (Book)
'Henry Vaughan' focuses on poems dealing with death, suffering and bible verses; hallmarked by his concern for nature.
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John Donne (Book)
A selection of his famous secular poems, many of his religious poems, and extracts from twenty-five sermons.
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Lavalamp Prayer Application (Website)
An aid/support to prayer
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Lift Up Your Hearts (Website)
Worship & Spirituality Site of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
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Liturgy (Booklist)
An introductory booklist for the study of liturgy
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Mountains of Matthew (Article/Note/Report)
Sermon preached at the Commissioning of Readers in the Diocese of Southwark, Southwark Cathedral, 26th January 2008
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On being a Bishop (Book)
Neither an autobiography nor a memoir, but a series of random notes and jottings, giving insight into the life and work of a bishop, and how the Church of Ireland works.
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Pray as You Go (Website)
Pray-as-you-go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable MP3 players, to help you pray whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.
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Prayer Eleven (Website)
The Prayer Eleven web site aims to promote Prayer and Christian Spiritual Maturity.
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Preaching with the Northern Saints (Article/Note/Report)
Material from the July 2011 Lincoln Diocese Pilgrimage to Durham
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Readings for Weddings (Book)
An imaginative anthology of readings for weddings.
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ReJesus (Website)
Jesus’ life, the lives of his followers, Spirituality, Creativity.
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Resource & Refresh (Course Programmes)
A rolling programme of short residential events in April and September each year for resourcing and refreshing Readers.
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Resources to accompany the 'Unfinished Business' feature in The Reader Summer 2006 (Article/Note/Report)
A presentation of Mark's Gospel in worship.
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Sacred Space (Website)
Daily Prayer Online - an opportunity to spend a few minutes praying as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day.
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Sounding Heaven and Earth (Book)
This book is written for the benefit of those adolescents who are reaching for something without knowing what.
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Spirit of the Living God… (Article/Note/Report)
a meditation for Pentecost
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St John's Extension Studies (Course Programmes)
A range of courses established to make some of St John's wide range of teaching resources available to students unable to come to College for a full-time course.
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The Anglican Centre in Rome - Courses (Course Programmes)
The courses run by the Centre offer opportunities for meeting and dialogue through studying ecumenical theology in its many facets as students explore our common Christian heritage as displayed in this 'eternal city'. Many are particularly suited to Reader Ministry.
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The Celtic and Saxon Mission to Northumbria (Article/Note/Report)
Material from the July 2011 Lincoln Diocese Pilgrimage to Durham
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The Flowering of the Soul (Book)
A collection of almost 1000 prayers by more than 200 women from 13 different religions and many different cultures in a remarkable anthology.
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The Light of the World (Article/Note/Report)
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The Retreat Association (Website)
A registered charity comprising six British Retreat Groups
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The Text this Week (Website)
A wide variety of resources for study and liturgy based on the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle.
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This is our Calling (Book)
This book was written to help those who believe that God is or may be calling them to serve him, whether in ministry, for a specific task, or through daily discipleship.
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Transformed (Website)
Testimonies of people who've spent time on the wrong side of the law.
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What is Pilgrimage? Why Pilgrimage? (Article/Note/Report)
Material from the July 2011 Lincoln Diocese Pilgrimage to Durham
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Wrestling with God (Book)
James Emery White writes honestly about the struggle we often experience in trying to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
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