Occasional Readings 

During these difficult times we'll be posting some readings by members of the Church and friends. We are now releasing readings once a week with several readers in each. They will also be on our Facebook page

First of our weekly readings

Jen reads two poems Why and Because, Brenda reads Trees and Tricia reads Lo, I am with you always.

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Two Dartmoor poems: Oh Dartmoor and Waiting for the Word

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An extract from the book Moral Tribes by Joshua Greene

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A letter from Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert, the Director of Westminster Abbey Institute

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This England and The Year's Journey

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Meditations from The Kaleidoscope Pattern by Myrtle Hall

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God the Great
and Good Morning Blue by Sentamu Aziz

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Sometimes
and Two Miles Below

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The Very Thought
and Now

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Next Time and Small Kindnesses

David Hockney The Village Stre

More from Godfrey Rust's Welcome to the Real World

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Wind
by Ted Hughes, Loss by Wendy Cope, Prayer by Carol Ann Duffy

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MAP members: Patrick reads Don't by Michael Rosen and 
Niall and Alice read Rickety Train Ride by Tony Mitton

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Bird Song by James Stephens and Foxgloves by Laurence Whistler

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Godfrey Rust Welcome to the Real World

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Karen Armstrong Fields of Blood

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The Migrant
and In God's Greatest Country 1945

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An African Elegy
and A Gift Wonder Life

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I Am Racism
and On an Afternoon Train from Purley to Victoria, 1955 by James Berry

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Countryside Today and I Shall Not Hate

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Phillis Wheatley and Benjamin Zephaniah

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John Betjeman's Manor House and Inland Waterway

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Sunday in the Country

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A Chinese Legend

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Liz while sitting on a bench in Denmark: Time Out

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My Believing Bones
and The New Song by Sydney Carter

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Excerpt from Three Men in a Boat

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Summers Remembered
and Now

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Just In Case

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I Shall Not Hate
and If I Could Tell You Just One Thing

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Afterwards
and The Kingdom

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Some Thoughts on the Future

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Two poems: The Trees and I Saw Him Standing

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A reading from the Celtic Book of Daily Prayer

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Fresh Bread for May by Joyce Rupp

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Acorns and Angels by William Ayot

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Two readings by Thomas Merton

David Hockney spring daffodils

The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

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Two poems by John Betjeman

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Some words by Rowan Williams

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An extract from David Whyte's book, Consolations, and Up-Hill by Christina Rossetti

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Fern Hill
and On Children

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Warning
by Jenny Joseph

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Eleanor Roosevelt and Sister Joan Chichester

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Two Poems by EE Cummings

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Resurrection by R S Thomas and The Skylight by Seamus Heaney

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Jack and the Beanstalk by Roald Dahl


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