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Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has been in the news a lot in the last week following his claim that he wants to put payday lenders (like Wonga) out of business.

The Archbishop wants to open up Anglican church buildings to credit unions and other more responsible lenders. Access to credit at a reasonable price is a significant problem in the UK today and payday lenders have played a role in allowing people normally excluded from high street banks to borrow money without having to go

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Every Good Endeavor Tim Keller

Everyone should read this book. If you’re struggling to see value in your job or feeling fulfilled in your career, you should read this book. If you’re a student about to start your working life, you should read this book. If you’re in Christian work and you want to understand some of the pressures on the secular workplace, you should read this book. If you are retired or a full-time mum, in a vocational career or a temping role, you should read this book.

Keller writes with an easy engaging sty

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Big Breakfast

The Big Breakfast team at Above Bar Church has been providing homeless, vulnerable and lonely people with a hot meal alongside a brief Christian message for about three years.  Up to 60 people come each week and we have established friendships with many regular guests who enjoy the welcoming, accepting and caring atmosphere.

At Easter we surveyed our guests to find out how else we could serve them.  A few have made the transition to a Sunday service but this is not for everyone; we need to meet

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Poppin Church April 2012 still

Poppin is a fun, friendly parent/carer toddler group on a Tuesday…

...But it is not just a nice place to play and chat. It is a mission field with exciting opportunities to demonstrate God’s unconditional love, show support and build meaningful relationships.

Recently we have seen some really exciting opportunities and developments. Earlier this year we put on a parenting course for Poppin Parents/Carers in between morning and afternoon Poppin sessions, with a lunch and crèche provided. This saw

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