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Each week we post an article that is designed as a ‘thought for the week.’ It is often related to something current, topical or seasonal. Written by our authors and staff, these five-minute reads encourage Biblical reflection and Christian action.

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We need you! Celebrating our volunteers

Articles | 04.06.2023

To mark this year’s national Volunteers’ Week we give thanks for all BRF’s volunteers, and meet one of them – John Ellis, our newly recruited local church champion in Grimsby.

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Connecting with God outdoors

Articles | 28.05.2023

Alison Morgan shares how she learned to pray in and through creation, in the second of our articles linked to this year’s Festival of Prayer theme, ‘Prayer as a way of life’.

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Prayer as a way of life

Articles | 21.05.2023

Festival of Prayer keynote speaker David Runcorn introduces our series of three articles linked to the festival theme – prayer as a way of life – with a powerful, and topical, rereading of the Genesis creation story.

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Spirit-enabled learning

Articles | 14.05.2023

As we look to Ascension Day and Pentecost, Christina Baxter, former vice chair of BRF trustees, closes our series on lifelong learning with a reflection on the crucial role of the Holy Spirit.

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Learning in later life

Articles | 07.05.2023

After our coronation reflection last week, we return to the second of our articles on lifelong learning with Julia Burton-Jones, training and development lead for Anna Chaplaincy for Older People.

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The coronation: rooted in faith

Articles | 30.04.2023

Gordon Giles reflects on the deep biblical roots of the coronation rites and symbols.

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Lifelong learning

Articles | 23.04.2023

What does the phrase ‘lifelong learning’ mean to you? Read this week’s article by Valerie Hobbs and see if it challenges, changes or confirms what you think.

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Beyond Easter

Articles | 16.04.2023

Gordon Giles, editor of New Daylight and canon chancellor of Rochester Cathedral, reflects on Easter past, present and future.

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He is risen!

Articles | 09.04.2023

Greetings to you this joyful Eastertide from all at BRF. Our Easter Day article is an edited extract from Richard Martin’s series of reflections on Easter in John’s gospel.

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Palm Sunday

Articles | 02.04.2023

Holy Habits founder Andrew Roberts reflects on ‘The power of praise’ for our Palm Sunday article.

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