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Author Archives: Matthew Cashmore

Leaving Blackwell’s & next steps

Well what a week. We announced  that I was leaving Blackwell’s to train as a Priest. Those of you who follow this blog will not be surprised, especially if you followed my posts on this recently. It’s been an amazing journey – I’ve only been at Blackwell’s for two years but in that time we’ve managed to … Continue reading »

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Intercession Prayers 27th July 2014

Begged, borrowed and pinched from a few places – including the Church of England Topical Prayers page but broadly my own.   In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ, let us pray to the Father. The response to God of love is Hear our prayer: God of love Hear our prayer … Continue reading »

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I have news…

…I’ve been quiet here as I headed to my BAP. I headed off on a vocational retreat a short while ago to start to move from preparation to prayer ahead of the event and put aside all non-prayer things (including this blog). My BAP was on May 12th – 14th up at Stafford… the news? … Continue reading »

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Intercession Prayers

I’ve read intercession prayers quite a few times in church – but I’ve never written my own. I often borrow from a wide source of books and websites. This sunday however I decided it was time I sat down and wrote my own prayers to read… here’s my first attempt. All feedback very much welcome. … Continue reading »

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The Five Marks of Mission

The question posed for me to answer (on no more than two sides of A4) was: Assess myself and my Church against the five marks. Where are we? The five marks are: (via) To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom To teach, baptise and nurture new believers To respond to human need by loving … Continue reading »

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What does the Nicene Creed mean to me?

Taking into account what I wrote here – here’s my second piece of writing for my Area Director of Ordinands. What does the Nicene Creed mean to me? What would I change in the Creed if I had the opportunity? It would be very easy in this short essay to explore the theological meaning and … Continue reading »

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What is a priest and why do I want to be one?

I’ve been trying to figure out if this is the right thing to do or not (posting my work that is!) The reality is this blog gets between zero and one hit a week (and I suspect that one is Google) – I think that’s a good thing and this is really a personal diary … Continue reading »

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Working through selection

Over the past year I’ve been working through this calling – trying to discern what it is God wants me to do. Is this a calling to be more involved in Church? Is it a calling to more ministry with Children? Is it to a more formal role within the Church (Lay Minister?) or is … Continue reading »

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My first sermon

Hi all – yes, I know – it’s been a little while since I last posted. I have a very good reason for that – he’s called Edmund and he’s rather taken over my life! Now, before you read any further this post is not about camping, cooking or motorbikes. If you’re looking for that … Continue reading »

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Betting on the MotoGP

This season’s MotoGP – or Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix – has been up and running for around two months now, and will continue until November. As this is the top level of competitive motorcycle racing it draws more audience and betting interest than any other form of the sport – with many of … Continue reading »

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