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Citadel Scene February 2012

Monthly News of Southsea Citadel

What’s going on at YOUR local Community Church?

Sunday Worship (p2)

10am - Sunday Clubs for 2-7 & 7-13yrs 11am - Worship for All Ages 6pm - Praise & Celebration There’s a warm welcome waiting for you. Mondays: Kids’ Club - 4pm-5:30pm Reception to Year 6 (term time only) call 07972 729 134

Kid’s Alive, 6pm Sun 5th Feb

Tuesdays: CAMEO Club - 1:30pm (p11) (Come And Meet Each Other) Wednesdays: Home League (p11) Friendship Club - 2pm Fridays: Parent & Toddler Club 9:30am-11:30am

Songster Guest Night - Sat 11th Feb ...more inside...

Also on Fridays: Messy Church (p2) For children & parents or carers. Monthly @ 4pm (doors open 3:30)

Find out More:

Visit www.salvationarmy.org.uk/southseacitadel or pick up a leaflet from the Centre in Albert Rd 023 9282 1164 or email news@citadelscene.co.uk The Lighthouse Community Centre (more on back page) 023 9282 7403

‘Sharing the love of Jesus with open hearts.’ part of the Southsea Citadel Mission Statement


Diary Dates February Sunday 5th Saturday 11th Sunday 12th Sunday 19th

Young People’s Annual Songster Guest Night Self Denial Missionary Appeal Launch Dedication of Jonah Tildesley, son of Chris & Shelley

March Friday 2nd Sunday 4th Sunday 11th Sunday 18th

Women’s World Day of Prayer YP Band & Singing Company to Portsmouth North Self Denial Missionary Appeal Altar Service Mothers’ Day

April Sunday 1st Thursday 5th Friday 6th Sunday 8th Tuesday 10th Sunday 15th Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th

Palm Sunday Maundy Thurs. reflection with Lt.Cols. Ivor and Good Friday Carol Telfer Easter Sunday Band to Sunbury Court for Easter Music School Divisional Celebration - Boscombe, 4:30pm Adult and Family Ministries Weekend with Lt. Cols. Peter and Brenda Ward

May Saturday 12th Sunday 13th Sat/Sun 19th/20th Sat/Sun 26th/27th Sunday 27th

International Staff Songsters at Worthing Cafe Church with ‘Salvacosta’ Band Weekend with Andrew and Sue Blyth ‘I’ll Fight’ Congress, Royal Albert Hall Whit Sunday

June Sunday 10th Fri 22nd - Sun 24th Mon 25th-Fri 29th

Seafront Season Commences Musical: Go Go Jonah Annual Appeal Collecting: Harbour & Town Stations

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Bulletin - Effective 1 May 2012 Commissioner Andre Cox is appointed as Territorial Commander, United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, and Commissioner Silvia Cox as Territorial President of Women’s Ministries. They will succeed Commissioners John and Elizabeth Matear who, in retirement, will be the Corps Officers at Nottingham Memorial Halls. ii Citadel Scene


Dear Readers, In Judges 18 we read of Micah, who made idols and hired a priest to run his personal religion. But the men of Dan took away his idols and priest and nothing was left of his religion - it was proved empty. What if our Bibles and our buildings were taken away? What about any idols we have made, perhaps material possessions, our house, even our family or our own comfort? What if these were taken away? Many people have found themselves falsely imprisoned - everything has been taken away. What helps them survive? One man found that when all had been taken away there was nothing to sustain him, and it was this that made him realise how much he needed GOD, and how much he regretted he had not spent the time with GOD when things were better. The only way to protect ourselves against such loss is to invest our lives in the living GOD, whom you can never lose. When your treasure is in Heaven, and when your inner life is rich because of the time you have spent with GOD, and the importance you have placed upon your growing relationship, you will discover that these things can never be taken away. So ask yourself, what is left when I strip away all earthly structures and possessions and relationships? Is it an empty shell? Or will you discover the richness and sustaining power of the Almighty, Eternal God? every blessing,

Captain Lynne

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Sunday Meetings February 5th- Y.P. Annual 11am YPSM Cheryl Morris & SCL Amanda Streather 6pm Kids Alive! February 12th 11am Major Mary Wolfe - Self Denial Missionary Appeal Launch 6pm Major Mary Wolfe February 19th 11am Majors Gill & Derek Smith - Dedication of Jonah 6pm Captain Lynne Shaw February 26th Messy Church: 24th February for children and their parents or 11am Major Mary Wolfe 6pm Captain Lynne Shaw carers. March 4th Crafts, activities, Bible story fol11am Captain Lynne Shaw lowed by a hot meal at £1 per head 6pm Captain Lynne Shaw (all ages).

For Sale

(please tell us you’re coming - for catering purposes - 02392 821164)

The Corps has received the donation of a Claud Butler Echelon 2011 Road Bike for which we are inviting offers in the region of £250. The bike has an aluminium frame, rigid carbon front fork, alloy brakes and Shimano gearing and is worth around £500 new. There is some slight scuffing on the handlebar tape. Please contact Major Mary.

Your Help Needed -& Thanks to Vernon Palmerston Road Precinct: Vernon has now relinquished his role selling ‘Army’ papers each Thursday morning. We thank him sincerely for his fine ministry. As a result, we need your help to keep this work going by being part of a rota. Please think about it and speak to Major Mary or Captain Lynne if you can help.

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Thanks for the Carols... Carols At The Kings Thankyou so much for an excellent evening. It was our first visit to The Kings Theatre and also to a Southsea Carol Service and we really enjoyed it. Russell did a great job compering - as well as being both funny and personable, he also made sure that the Christian message came over loud and clear. It was great to see the Nursery & School children and of course their participation brings in lots of families. And most of all we enjoyed the Corps sections. They did extremely well, lovely songs and music with excellent use of the stage, lights etc. We had a lovely evening and hope you felt it was worthwhile - both financially and spiritually. with kind regards, Graham & Kirsten Owen, Lt Cols Divisional Commander & Divisional Director for Women’s Ministries Thankyou from CLIC Sargent Thankyou very much for your donation of £1952.95 to help our work with children and young people with cancer, raised through your event. I am so pleased everything went extremely well and Sarah Williamson was able to collect the cheque. Sarah said that it was a lovely evening and she was amazed by how much money was raised. Every day ten children and young people hear that they have cancer. So your contribution is really important, helping us to continue supporting them and their families. Thankyou so much for supporting children and young people with cancer Yours sincerely, Chantelle Hornsby, Community Fundraising Manager - South Carols At The Kings 2012 The date has been confirmed as Sunday December 2nd, 2012. Our compere will be Russell Rook and the supported charity will be ‘The Elizabeth Foundation’ who work with children with hearing difficulties.

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Chris & Shelley and their families on the occasion of Jonah’s dedication. Our Songster Brigade, its ongoing ministry and particularly the Guest Night (Feb 11th) that it will be an enriching, God honouring evening. The Young People’s Annual (Feb 5th) - that it will be a time of celebration and thanksgiving. Pray for every one of our lovely young people, those who work with them and, of course, for more to share the delights of Sunday Club & other activities.

Commissioners Andre and Silvia Cox as they prepare to assume leadership of the UK Territory on the 1st May. Those in the Albert Rd area who have such great needs, some of whom we see and give practical help. Officers serving in difficult situations, such as Majors Colin & Rosemary Cowdery (Pakistan) and Lt Cols Neil & Chris Webb (Papua New Guinea).

Whilst the proposed nursery didn’t receive planning permission, our Lord is already opening new doors. Please pray that we shall be alert to His guidance and direction.

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People News Continued Prayers: Glenda Knight Ted & Joy Cosh Sylvia Tolliday Margaret Wilkins Maisie Martin Faith Leaning Jean Wright & daughter Cindy George Mortimer Pat Hawley Col.Keith Gibbons Norma Palmer

Thankyou Brigadier Tina Carby expresses her thanks for your prayers, cards & kind messages while she has been unwell. We would love to say thankyou very much for every single prayer, remembrance card and present to us. May God bless you all mightily through this year of blessings! from Andrew, Thandar & Baby Angela Congratulations CPR Trevor Martin on the occasion of his 70th birthday (Jan 22nd) YPSM Cheryl Morris on achieving B.A. (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies

Dedication Jonah Gerald Tildesley Appointed son of Shelley & Chris Maj. Maggie Cadogan (nee Heins) & Capt. Alex (Feb 19th) Cadogan to Kendal, effective 2nd February.

New Children’s Ministry Initiative from Southsea Citadel Due to the unavailability of premises, “Ministry & Mayhem” and “Southern School of Christian Arts” will not take place this year. However, our Children’s Worker (Amanda), along with Major Mary have secured the QE2 Activity Centre at Manor Farm Country Park from Tuesday, August 28th to Friday, August 31st. This will be for our young folk and those from selected Corps in the area with a “Summer Camp Celebration” on the morning of Sunday, September 2nd at Southsea. Well done Amanda! More details to follow.

The Corps Directory has now been updated and copies are available

from CS-M John Burton. If your details need refining, please speak with Major Derek Smith who we thank for producing the latest edition. JB

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Christmas Carolling Thank you so much for a fantastic carolling effort. It was an excellent time of sharing in the precinct, raising a magnificent £4,511.52! The weather was so helpful and the generosity of the public quite humbling. How good it was to experience genuine and appreciative interest from folk in the precinct and I know our collectors had some really good conversations.

Thankyou so much for all you did. There was a wonderful spirit and a real sense of togetherness. Finally, thanks to David (Marlow) for doing the coffee run and Olga for the biscuits! JB

St.Swithun’s Car Park - Security We are ever grateful to Father Simon and our friends at St. Swithun’s for the occasional use of their car park. However, we need to be very careful regarding vehicle security as there has been one break-in and a couple of attempted thefts in recent weeks.

Please avoid leaving anything on display in your vehicle and if items are of particular value, it’s best to keep them with you.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Recipes 8 oz flour Whisk the egg and the flour together 2 eggs then add the milk half at a time. 1/4 pint of milk Check the consistency. If it coats the If savoury add pepper and salt, back of a spoon it is fine. if sweet add sugar. savoury filling - sausage and tomato - bake 4 sausages in the oven. When cooked cut into slices. Simmer one tin of chopped tomatoes, add the cooked sausages, pepper and salt and a pinch of basil or sage. sweet filling - take two apples, peel and slice. Cook together with a teaspoon of sugar, a teaspoon of orange juice and a pinch of cinnamon until the apple is soft. Happy Cooking, Rick.

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Community Sunday Report On Sunday 30th October 2011, meetings were led by Community Manager Melvyn Thomas in gratitude to God, giving an insight into the diverse activities of the Corps ‘Lighthouse’ Community Centre. The Centre has 60 volunteers and staff, with it’s ‘Lighthouse’ Café, Charity shop, and daily After-School Club. Melvyn spoke of the many food parcels given out each week to people coming to the Community Centre door, Gas and Electric keys credited and the 250 food vouchers and toys distributed to local families during the Christmas season. The Community Centre is now a City Council registered emergency point following the help given to residents during a fire in Southsea, where they were given emergency shelter and food. During the Sunday meetings, contributions were given by the Corps sections and volunteers chose their favourite hymns. In the evening, Major Joyce Dixon spoke from Acts 3 of the beggar at the gate called Beautiful when Peter and John pointed him to Jesus and he was healed. Today, still the best we can do is to point people to Jesus. Melvyn Thomas (Centre front) with a group of his volunteers and staff. T.M.

Christmas in the Community Centre It hardly seems possible that Christmas has come and gone. So much has happened in this my tenth year as the Community Centre Manager. Our campaign started at the beginning of December with our toy service - a big thank you to Cheryl and Beryl for organising the appeal. Capt. Lynne & I attended Meon Infants School, where the children and staff had collected gifts. We also received donations from The Southsea Afternoon Women’s Institute and from a department at The University. However this year it has been tough for many people and fewer presents were donated.

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However we were able to support 244 children and adults with gifts, luxury food items, selection boxes and food vouchers. Our collection was distributed to Catherine Booth House, The Oakleigh Family Centre (see letter, page 15) and to individual families referred from several other agencies. I received the following text from one family: ‘Dear Melvyn, I’ve got no words to express my thanks to you and The Salvation Army. I’m speechless with your generosity. Have a Blessed Christmas’ You can imagine how this affects me emotionally, it makes me feel very humble to be able to be a part of this Community effort. My thanks, as always, to Carole, Cyril and their team for all the hard work they put in sorting and making up the parcels. We purchased £1500 of Co-op Vouchers which we were able to include in the parcels and were fortunate to be nominated as part of ‘The News’ Christmas Appeal - trolley loads of ‘goodies’ were collected at our nominated supermarkets, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s. For Christmas Day we made sure that Major Mary had all the necessary food, gifts, take home parcels to make sure that our guests had a really special day. Again we were supported locally by Bransbury Butchers, Portsmouth Fruit & Flower, Hartridges and Asda, who all contributed. To all of you who have supported us either financially, prayerfully or physically please accept my sincere thanks, we couldn’t have done it without you! Melvyn - Community Centre Manager

Christmas Fayre £1498 was raised at Southsea’s Annual Christmas Fayre on 19th Nov 2011. A large gathering of local and corps folk attended and also visited the Corps ‘Lighthouse Café’. Pictured (left) at the Fayre, from left to right, Alison Sands, Home League Secretary Major Gillian Smith, Nikki Bone and her sister Lisa Smith. T.M.

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20th Carols at The Kings SOUTHSEA CITADEL’S 20th Annual Carol Service, ‘CAROLS AT THE KING’S’ on Sunday 27th November at the local King’s Theatre played to a packed house of 1,200 people. Compèred by Divisional Envoy Russell Rook, the programme included contributions by St. John’s College School Choir (Southsea), Nativity by Portsmouth High School Nursery and contributions by Southsea Citadel Children’s Choir, Y.P. Band, Timbrelists, Senior Band and Songsters. The evening commenced with ‘Winter’s Snow’ by the Band with accompanying vocal solos by Songster Sergeant Julie Bradbury and Singing Company Leader Amanda Streather with backing by the Songsters and a liberal dusting of snow! A huge highlight was the Corps Puppet Feature with five colourful puppets jiving to a beat version of ‘Joy to the World’. The Songsters presented three songs including ‘Running With the Shepherds’. Each year ‘Carols at the King’s’ supports a local charity and this year almost £2000 was raised for CLIC SARGENT Children’s Cancer Charity. The evening concluded with ‘Heaven Invites You To A Party’ sung by the augmented Songsters, Band members and Young People waving banners, culminating in a shower of party confetti. (picture by D.S.) T.M.

Citadel Scene Production

As always, donations are very welcome to help with costs. If you’d like to contribute, please send a cheque payable to ‘The Salvation Army’ to: John Burton, 13 Stanley Ave, Copnor, Portsmouth, PO3 6PL Citadel Scene is an in-house production. Compiled, designed and published by Darren Shaw, Edited by CSM John Burton Collated by Olga Ralph, Trevor & Anne Martin, Julie & Ian Bradbury Mailing by Mary Burton & Nikki Bone, Web design: Darren Shaw

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Toy Service Gifts for needy Children were given by the congregation and received by Capt. Lynne Shaw (Associate Officer) and Singing Company Leader Amanda Streather (picture) at the Corps Toy Service on 11th December. The gifts were laid at the foot of the Christmas tree and will be part of the many Christmas parcels to be distributed by the Corps Community Centre. As part of the meeting, Major Mary Wolfe (C.O.) conducted the dedications of two Cousins, Max Daniel, son of Dan and Nikki Bone, and Lucy Emma, daughter of Steve and Lisa Smith, supported by Godparents, both families being linked to the Corps for many generations. T.M.

C om e A nd M eet E a ch O th er

CAMEO Club We meet every Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30pm. We have a variety of speakers, activities and entertainments. We are a very happy club and always welcome visitors as well as members.

Feb 7th - Captain Lynne Feb 14th - Major Joyce Feb 21st - Major Les Feb 28th - Major Joyce

The Home League Feb 1st - “Collections”- Major Gill Feb 8th - Major Gill Feb 15th - “Mudlarks” - Mrs Christine Smythe Feb 22nd - Captain Lynne Feb 29th - “Hearing Dogs for the Deaf” 11 Citadel Scene


A.A. To The Rescue! During this time of year we see two letters flash before us as the good A.A. (Automobile Association) is at hand to rescue motorists who experience a breakdown crisis. Our A.A. (Annual Appeal) is at hand throughout the year, helping those whose lives are in crisis to be mended. As a religious organisation we never know where the next cry for help will come from or what the problem will be, but we have the assurance that, with our love and support, people can and do turn their lives around. I would again wish to say a word of thanks to everyone who helped us achieve an excellent total of £8422.48 for last year’s appeal. The three city Corps will be sharing in Standing Days and railway station collections. Please make a note of these dates. Time-slots will be allocated in due course. (Other citywide and supermarket dates are to follow.)

Supermarket: Citywide: Railway Stations: Citywide:

Asda Waterlooville, Saturday 11 February Friday 9th of March, Saturday 10th of March Monday 25th June to Friday 29th of June Friday 20th of July, Saturday 21st July

Finally, I would like to quote a verse of encouragement from the pen of Richard Slater: And dost thou ask a gift from me: the gift of passing time? My hours I’ll give not grudgingly,I feel by right they’re thine. Trevor Sivyer, Annual Appeal Coordinator

Extracts from East Africa Safari - pt 2 Thursday September 15th was a quiet day but we did have a pleasant surprise when my former head teacher spent an hour over afternoon tea with us because of his Salvation Army experience and that I was able to arrange for his Rotary Foundation Scholarship which eventually led to him becoming head of Education including training for all of Kenya. Friday 16th - we left Kisumu for Kakamega crossing the Equator en-route for THQ, a gift from the USA Western Territory. After settling into our

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hotel, we experienced a very different but interesting part of West Kenyan History – the home and mausoleum of the Kings, they were on par with the Ugandan Kings in Kampala which Christina and I visited in the mid 70’s. The Kikotido Mausoleum, resting place of males only, one who lived to over 100 years old and had at least 365 wives during his lifetime. We continued off the beaten track to visit another school and corps, where I addressed the whole school, parents and V.I.P. guests at the school A.G.M. As we left the meeting we saw the Corps Officer building his own home, could you imagine that in this country? Sunday 18th would have been Christina’s 73rd Birthday. We were collected by the D.Cs and taken to a corps of approx. 1000 soldiers with an outpost of less than 3 years with 300 soldiers which is eagerly waiting to be recognised as a corps. We arrived as the band and corps comrades were arriving back from the Open-Air singing and dancing along the dirt track. I was honoured as well as thrilled to read from Hebrews Chapter 12 verses 1-3 in Swahili and give a short address and later my testimony. This is sound advice - that our eyes must be constantly fixed on Jesus if we are to successfully run the straight race, through God’s good grace. After the CSM’S/YPSM’S/HLS announcements 30 mins + followed by the welcome of a transfer to the corps from Thika before lunch followed by our final visit to an “eye clinic” across the field before returning to Kakamega followed by a visit to the local rain forest. Les Green (Mjr)

Songster Guest Night - Saturday Feb 11th, 7pm This year we welcome Southampton Sholing Singing Company, along with Bandmaster Kevin Ashman and Bandsman Alistair Ashman from Maidstone Corps. Kevin is also Principal Cornet in the International Staff Band, so we are in for a great evening - be sure to be there and to tell others!

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Letters

ear John, thanks so much for your letter and the copy of Citadel Scene – it was lovely to receive it and I’m really humbled to see that I’m featured in it! It’s really good to hear from you, and I’m glad to hear that things are going so well at Southsea. I’m discovering that life as a distance-learning cadet is very challenging! I’m continuing on at Leamington spa, where I was an Envoy, and also trying to fit in study and also travelling to the college often. My creaky old brain is just about remembering how you write essays! Having said all that, I really know that I’m doing the right thing, and I’m in the right place. There’s a real sense of peace in amongst all the busyness of life. Thanks again for your letters, and best wishes Leanne Wallis, Cadet Sheila and Bob Bowen-Colthurst send their greetings and best wishes. Both Bob and Sheila had a rocky 2011 health wise, but are now on the mend. Those who remember Bob and Sheila will recall their love of dogs and the following extract from Sheila’s letter makes for humorous reading:

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e now have a Shepherd called Skye, she is 9 months and big and black, the exact opposite of Tara our previous dog, who was a gentle, sensitive soul - Skye is neither. She can be very embarrassing. I was walking around the lake and we came across a fisherman moving his equipment further up the path. I realised Skye wasn’t with me and, looking back, I saw a sandwich disappearing down her throat. I raced back but the lunch box was empty and she was licking her lips. He was a burly chap, so I decided discretion was the better part of valour and went a different way. Another time at the lake, she dug up a dead tortoise and raced around with it in her mouth, much to people’s horror. We go training but are still in the puppy class but Jackie, the trainer, says Skye is not ready to go up yet! Love Sheila

Mombasa Children’s Home and Likoni School for the Blind

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hanks to all who gave support, either through regular donations via Beryl, or donations given from time to time. Recently we were able to send £1,500 and have heard already that the children’s home are going to buy much-needed new mattresses with their share.

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Letters I will keep you informed as we hear about the Likoni school allocation. Over the Christmas period we received a number of donations towards our next gift. It really is wonderful how money comes in, mainly from the Corps, but also from some of my friends from elsewhere. I get so much pleasure receiving the money for the children and know just how grateful they are. Joyce Dixon (Major) Apologies to Major Joyce for the omission of her Christmas greeting from the last edition of Citadel Scene for which a donation was made to Mombasa Children’s Home. The greeting read as follows: May you all experience many of the true joys of Christmas. Praying God’s blessing on my many friends. Joyce Dixon (Major)

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ear Melvyn, We are writing to say a very big thankyou for the Christmas Hampers that you donated to us here at Oakleigh. We cannot express enough how these hampers really make Christmas much happier for the families that we work with. The effort and support that you give to us each year is very much appreciated by all the staff here and, of course, the families that receive hampers. Caroline McGowan, Oakleigh Family Centre, Havant

A look back at Christmas (a talk given in band rehearsal by Corps

Treasurer Richard Bishop) read an article the other day which I thought was relevant to me as in the next few weeks I’m due to go on the obligatory Christmas shopping trip in which I watch, no I mean help, Margaret choose the presents for the family.

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There was a story about a woman who was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys, and after hours of hearing both the children asking for everything they saw, she finally made it to the lift. She was feeling what so many of us feel during the Christmas period–so much to do and so little time to do it in. When the lift opened it was jam-packed but she pushed her way in anyway and dragged her two kids and shopping in with her. When the doors closed she couldn’t take it any more and shouted, “Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up and shot.” [cont. over

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From the back of the lift everyone heard a quiet calm voice respond, “don’t worry, we already crucified him.” The lift was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. So this is just a reminder not forget this year, the one who started Christmas in your every thought, indeed, and even shopping trips. If we all did it, just think of how different this whole world would be.

Pause for thought Manuel, the hapless waiter in the sitcom Fawlty Towers, is often chased by the hotel’s owner, Basil Fawlty. Time and again Manuel has to shout out his innocence saying, “I know nothing, I know nothing.” More than once I have been accused of talking about something of which I know nothing (one of the hazards of being ‘asked to speak’). Well, here I go again. I’m going to say something about the thing that is getting scientists everywhere excited. The Higgs Boson “God particle”. I watched the BBC2 programme ‘Horizon’ this week on, that very subject. I hoped that all would be made clear. Not really, apart from one thing – one word. Let me explain it first: The Higgs Boson is a particle, a missing particle, known about by scientists by their mathematics, but so far not actually observed, not found, as one might find the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle. Decades of work and billions of pounds of going to the construction and work of the Cern project in Geneva, where the search is on. So far, scientists working there have only declared that they are near to finding the missing piece. What they have observed is a blip in their experiments that has occurred twice in different groups searching for the particle. Now to the word so impressed me. I quote the scientist who introduced the Horizon programme Prof Jamil. “This New Year 2012 promises to be a truly historic one for science. The search for the Higgs will take us deep into the most important question about how the universe works and how it was created. We hope to find evidence for one of the most encompassing ideas of physics, that at the heart of everything is the simple and enchanting idea of symmetry”. [cont.

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Special Events

Sunday Feb 5th Saturday ‘Kids Alive’ February 11th music, song & drama Songster Guest Night with our young with Bandmaster Kevin Ashman people. Bandsman Alistair Ashman

April 5th-8th

(Cornet) & Southampton Sholing Singing Company

Easter Reflection and Celebration

April 28th & 29th Adult & Family Ministries Weekend with Lt. Cols. Peter & Brenda Ward

Lt.Cols. Ivor & Carol Telfer (THQ)

May 19th & 20th Band Weekend with Andrew Blyth (Assistant Territorial Music Director) Sue Blyth (Vocal) Boscombe Singing Company (Sat)

Sunday May 13th Cafe Church with

Salvacosta 6 - 7:30pm

Pause for thought - cont.

Many scientists involved in this project believe that, just after the moment of creation, the symmetry of the creative event was shattered. This fall from perfection was what allowed us to come into being. That is as far as I understood. Watch this space! Sufficient to say that in God’s own revelation of His creative work, He tells us of a fall from perfection in the life of the first man. We call it original sin. Centuries later in the biblical revelation we read of the restoration of this lost symmetry, where our Creator God finally came to live among us in the event that we call the Incarnation. That is the life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s pray that, in their searching, the scientists will not miss the true “God principle” in the creation of the universe, which I like to call God Reality. KG

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