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Priestly Brook articles

Priestly Brook articles
My Five Favourite Bible Verses

  There are many verses in the bible that can guide a Christian in their day to day lives. If each of us was to round up our top five verses, I’m sure our lists would differ hugely. However, I am pleased to present my own favourite verses and an explanation of the impact they’ve […]

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Testing the faith

Throughout our lives, we are constantly putting our faith in other human beings, such as the pilot that flies our plane and the surgeon that carries out our operation. Although we know that there is a possibility the plane may crash and the operation may go wrong, we have faith in their abilities. Faith is […]

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The true meaning of Christmas

A Christmas whirlwind What is Christmas like for a priest? I have been asked this many times. I always describe it as a whirlwind of various services, all building up to the big Christmas morning communion. On the big day the church was always packed to the rafters and the pressure was high as I […]

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Priestly’s top 10 fundraising ideas for churches

The art of fundraising Our church was struggling to make ends meet so it was agreed that the congregation should be asked to raise their giving. One elderly lady did as asked, proudly announcing to the rest of the congregation that she would be doubling her direct debit amount. What she neglected to mention was […]

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Baptism in the modern day

Once upon a time in Cononley I was only seven weeks old when I was baptised at the Back Lane Methodist Church in Cononley. It was 1942 and my father was working on the submarines at Vicker’s Shipyard at Barrow in Furness. My mother wished to join him there but the rest of the family […]

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5 top tech tips – the infographic

The above infographic was adapted from Priestly Brook’s 5 top tech tips for your church article. We received such a positive response to the piece, that we decided to construct an image to illustrate Priestly’s advice. If you would like to download and print a copy of the infographic, simply click on the link below […]

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