Blog Archives

Articles that can be cut and pasted for your parish magazine

Living Planet: Jesus and Advent

Barbara Echlin writes:

One of my favourite modern wooden statues is in a nearby local park. It portrays a butterfly, ladybird, worm and spider clinging on to an ancient fern. Our planet has an abundance of living creatures of all colours, shapes and sizes. Ferns similar to the common bracken were thriving before the dinosaurs roamed the earth.    

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Posted in Biodiversity, Church Magazine


Trees and Forests

Trees and Forests

Do you remember the seventies slogan: “Plant a tree in ’73, and plant one more in ‘74”? We were just waking up to the devastating destruction of the rainforests and the loss of trees in our own country. Rainforests are home to an amazing number of animals,

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Posted in Church Magazine


Andover URC Harvest Festival Sermon 9 Sept 2018

Andover URC Harvest Festival, 9th September 2018, 10.30

by Revd David Read

You may remember two hurricanes last year: hurricane Harvey killed at least 39 people in Houston and across Texas; hurricane Irma crashed through the Caribbean before smashing into Florida. It was a terrible time for thousands of people – homes and businesses destroyed,

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Posted in Church Magazine, Sermons
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Season of Creation – a short article for a parish magazine

Never heard of Season of Creation?  
Barbara Echlin explains:

Download this article  in the form
of a poster
 to  put up at your church

From September 1st to October 4th, Christians around the world unite to pray and care for creation.

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Posted in Church Magazine


The Seven Rs

For the “Seven-Rs” leaflet
to print out and put on your church notice board
click here

Louise Cook writes:

From childhood I have heard the mantra “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”.

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Posted in Action, Church Magazine


Cuppa coffee anyone?

Deborah having coffee at the station

This article first appeared in April 2016.

This week (Jan 2018) Deborah was interviewed by Premiere Radio on the topic of “Should we pay 25p for disposable coffee mugs?” – You can hear the recording here, 20 minutes in.

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Posted in Church Magazine


… one lightbulb at a time?

Written by Barbara Echlin

If we are told that we can bring climate change to a halt by changing the lightbulbs in our house, it sounds out of all proportion to the massive and complex problem of global warming.

But our small action is part of the solution.

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Posted in Church Magazine, Uncategorized


Using your LOAF this Christmas!

Written by Barbara Echlin
Celebration and food go together…
At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of a baby in whom God entered our material world. And we rejoice in that birth by enjoying the gifts of the earth in our meals together.
The food we share at this special time can be wholesome,

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Posted in Church Magazine, LOAF