On & Off Duty

Issue 1115 May 2024

Issue 1115 May 2024

Will You Wash Others Feet? – Deborah Akinlawon QPM: On Holy Thursday I was invited to the Washing of the feet service at Westminster Abbey. I confess I hadn’t been to such a service before and my first thought was “Oh no! I haven’t had a pedicure in ages!” Once I was...

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Issue 1114 April 2024

Issue 1114 April 2024

An Easter Challenge – Deborah Akinlawon QPM: "Hello Son." "Hello Dad." "Did it hurt?" "Yes, but the kiss hurt more than the nails.” I heard this short exchange for the first time this Easter. It was the winning entry for a Radio 4 competition where people were...

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Issue 1113 March 2024

Issue 1113 March 2024

You Are the Light of the World – Brian McCarthy: One of the periods I love best from scripture, is the time following the resurrection. Jesus reassured everyone, that everything was just as it was supposed to be. Despite so many things appearing to be to the contrary....

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Issue 1112 February 2024

Issue 1112 February 2024

Seeing The Bigger Picture – Brian McCarthy: Have you ever stood on a hilltop and looked at the world below your feet? You immediately experience a powerful paradigm shift that helps to put everything in a slightly clearer perspective. I would dare to say you realise...

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Issue 1111 January 2024

Issue 1111 January 2024

God Bless this New Year of 2024 – Brian McCarthy: 2023 saw us celebrate the 140th year of the Christian Police Association in every corner of the U.K. God has blessed us and continues to bless us in many areas, not least in the level of new Members and a growing level...

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Issue 1110 December 2023

Issue 1110 December 2023

Christmas Transformation 2023 – Pete Westlake (Regional Coordinator): As I began thinking about Christmas, I began to wonder about the transformation that the birth of Jesus brought. When our first child was born it resulted in huge changes to our life. Despite the...

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