Reflection Series

Exile 2

We will be exploring the theme of exile and how this relates to the experience of being a Church in pastoral vacancy—
to realise that this can be a time of enormous growth in faith; and a time of transformation as we continue the mission God has given us and prepare to call a new minister.


Unchanging God, thank You for building Your church here in Cambourne.
We are richly blessed by Your ever present help.
At this time of vacancy, we call upon You. Lead us and protect us through these uncertain times.
Guide us by Your spirit to heed Your voice and do Your will. Unite us in Your love and purpose and make us faithful in Your service.

Eternal God, source of transformation and new beginnings, we trust You for the future of Your church in this place.
May it be a shining light for this community, drawing others into the fold of Your love.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Week 1: 4th November
Introduction to the theme of exile
Readings: 2 Kings 24: 10-14 & 2 Kings 25: 8-12, 18-21
Leading: David Wadsworth
Speaking: Rev Dr Janet Tollington

11th November: Remembrance Sunday

Week 2: 18th November
Enlarge our vision of God—as Creator
Readings: Isaiah 40: 21-31
Leading: Ross McEwan and Julie Whitbread
Speaking: Catherine Price

25th November: Joint service at Comberton (no services at Cambourne Church)
Week 3: 2nd December
Enlarge our vision of God—as unique, sovereign and always doing new things
Readings: Isaiah 43: 16-19 & Isaiah 44: 1-8
Leading: Mary Bingham
Speaking: Bishop Stephen Conway
Week 4: 9th December
Understanding ourselves as servants of God called to accomplish amazing things
Readings: Isaiah 49: 1-6
Leading: Jonathan Buwert   
Speaking: Rev Chris Duffett