Author Archives: Jayne Ozanne

Do Not Be Afraid!

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation People cope with anxiety in different ways. For Christians, the hope and the truth of our faith gives us resources to cope. And the fact … Continue reading

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Trauma & Tragedy in Congregations & Communities

by the Revd Hilary Ison, Project Team Member for Trauma and Tragedy in Congregations The local church often finds itself at the centre of response in situations of tragedy and trauma, ‘opening the doors’ of the church for refuge for … Continue reading

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Who’s Caring for our Nation’s Spiritual Health?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia, Member of General Synod and Director of the Ozanne Foundation We’ve heard much from the government in recent days about the importance of looking after our physical and mental health. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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Do We Believe in Life After Death? – A Response

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury and Vicar of St Mary’s Battersea In last Friday’s Church Times, Canon Angela Tilby wrote a typically provocative and thought-provoking piece entitled Do we believe in life after … Continue reading

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Into the Dark….

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Vicar of St John’s Waterloo and Member of the Co-Ordinating Group for the  “Living in Love and Faith” Project I’ve spent the morning trying to work out how we can have our Palm Sunday … Continue reading

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Covid-19, Theodicy and Common Grace

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation In the middle of last week, when we’d been physically distancing for three or four days this message … Continue reading

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A Sermon for Our Time: Tears & Tombs

by Wendy Bower, Trained Counsellor and Member of Littlemore Church, Oxford I prepared this sermon a couple of weeks ago, when the world was a different place. However, the two things from the story of Lazarus (John 11) that drew … Continue reading

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