WORK REST PRAY offers reflections WORK REST PRAY on how faith relates to those three important aspects of our lives and also to our wellbeing, sense of identity and self-worth.

WORK is not just paid employment. Work includes tasks carried out by those who are unemployed or limited due to health conditions, stay at home parents, carers, voluntary workers, students in education and those who are retired.

REST is sometimes elusive, occasionally enforced but rarely intentional.  Within the demands of work, however that may be defined, there is a need for rest, relaxation and recreation, so often lost in today’s hectic living.

PRAY Underpinning all those activities is prayer. Giving intentional attention to God. Knowing our identity and worth in God’s sight is the foundation of all we do.

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The power of love

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You will go out with joy

A reflection for the third week of Advent: Joy It was his first ever Valentine card. He was 17, she was 15. As the school library assistant, he’d watch her sit down and open her Read more…

The way of peace

A reflection for the second week of Advent: Peace If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs… … Do you really understand the situation? With apologies to Rudyard Kipling (and the Read more…

Being hopeful is a choice

A reflection for the first week of Advent: Hope ‘Being hopeful is a choice.’ Where we live there is a regular meeting of the local ordained and lay ministers. It’s ecumenical: crossing the denominational lines from Read more…

Missing pages

When I was a child I enjoyed reading Biggles books by Capt WE Johns. Such was that enjoyment, over the years I have bought and read 89 of the 98 stories penned about the heroic Read more…

A name to remember

‘The first stroke of eleven produced a magical effect. The tram cars glided into stillness, motors ceased to cough and fume, and stopped dead, and the mighty-limbed dray horses hunched back upon their loads and Read more…

Plan B

Malvern. Nestling in the foot of the hills that bear its name, the town has been a place of holiday and sanctuary on many occasions. And this time was no different. As we drove up Read more…

Calling

A Summer sunny afternoon needed a ‘thinking walk’, as Winnie the Pooh called them. To be honest though, it was more of a ‘ranting walk’. As our churches emerged from the intensity of the pandemic Read more…