Thought for the Day

You can either find all of the videos in our Thought for the Day series via our YouTube Playlist, or using the links below. 


The most recent will appear first and although listed below videos will not be available until 12noon on the day of release.

Week 14

  • 03 July | Rev. Ness Whiffin reflects on Thomas the Apostle, often known as Doubting Thomas
  • 02 July | Richard Young reflects on forgiveness
  • 01 July | Rev. Mark Thomas reflects on prayer
  • 30 June | Rev. Joy Hance continues her reflection on trees
  • 29 June | Rev. Hugh White imagines the moments between the martyrdom of Paul and Peter

Week 13

  • 26 June | Canon Toby Wright on the UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture
  • 25 June | Rev. Ness Whiffin and her daughter Nadia share their experiences of ministry and faith. 
  • 24 June | Rev. Canon Dr Joanna Collicutt on the Birth of John the Baptist
  • 23 June | Rev. Hugh White addresses St. Etheldreda
  • 22 June | Rev. Ross Meikle on St. Alban.

Week 12

  • 19 June | Rev. Sally Wright on the Cycle of Hatred
  • 18 June | Rev. Hugh White on Bernard Mizeki
  • 17 June | Richard Young reflects on the Black Lives Matter event in Witney and the hymn Amazing Grace
  • 16 June | Rev. Joanna Collicutt on Richard, Bishop of Chicester
  • 15 June | Rev. Ross Meikle reflects on Mercy and Kindness

Week 11

  • 12 June | Rev. Joy Hance on the significance of trees
  • 11 June | Rev. Ness Whiffin on Encouragement
  • 10 June | Jeremy Lasman on weakness and vulnerability
  • 09 June | Rev. Hugh White on St Columba
  • 08 June | Francis Rumsey on Thomas Ken

Week 10

  • 05 June | Kayleigh Lucas on St. Boniface
  • 04 June | Rev. Hugh White on the generosity of God
  • 03 June | Rev. Mark Thomas on thinking about the future
  • 02 June | Canon Toby Wright on Ordinary Time
  • 01 June | Peter Challenger on the Visitation 

Week 9

  • 29 May | Rev. Ross Meikle on Generosity 
  • 28 May | Richard Young on Lanfranc
  • 27 May | Chris Howden on new shoots
  • 26 May | Rev. Hugh White on St Augustine of Canterbury
  • 25 May | David Exham on the Venerable Bede

Week 8

  • 22 May | Rev. Sally Wright on community
  • 21 May | Rev. Ness Whiffin on Helena, Protector of the Holy Places
  • 20 May | Bishop Graeme Knowles on Alcuin of York
  • 19 May | Canon Toby Wright on St Dunstan
  • 18 May | Jeremy Lasman on the Daily Office

Week 7

  • 15 May | Rev. Joanna Collicutt on families. 
  • 14 May | Rev. Ross Meikle on St Matthias
  • 13 May | Brian Howden on praying with icons.
  • 12 May | Kayleigh Lucas on the hope we can find in music.
  • 11 May | Rev. Mark Thomas on lockdown and the work of Christian Aid.

Week 6

  • 08 May | Rev. Hugh White on Julian of Norwich.
  • 07 May | Rev. Joy Hance on Psalm 42.
  • 06 May | Rev. Sally Wright on asking the right question.
  • 05 May | Canon Toby Wright on moving forward.
  • 04 May | Rev. Hugh White on the English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation era.

Week 5

  • 01 May | Rev. Ness Whiffin on our call to be apostles
  • 30 April | Richard Young on Pandita Mary Ramabai
  • 29 April | Canon Toby Wright on Catherine of Siena
  • 28 April | Rev. Joy Hance on Moses' encounter with God in the flaming bush
  • 27 April | David Exham on the Emmaus Road story accompanied by a poem by Christina Rossetti

Week 4

  • 24 April | Canon Toby Wright on hope in a time of darkness.
  • 23 April | Rev. Mark Thomas for St George's Day
  • 22 April | Rev. Ness Whiffin on the presence of God.
  • 21 April | Rev. Hugh White on the Swedish Pearls of Life - Pearls of Love. 
  • 20 April | Rev. Ross Meikle on the vocation of cheerfulness.

Week 3

  • 17 April | Rev. Sally Wright on the Examen
  • 16 April | Rev. Hugh White on the Swedish Pearls of Life - Resurrection
  • 15 April | Kayleigh Lucas on communication
  • 14 April | Rev. Hugh White on the Swedish Pearls of Life - Night Pearl
  • 13 April | Canon Toby Wright on outreach

Week 2

  • 03 April | Baroness Caroline Cox on the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust
  • 02 April | Rev. Sally Wright reflecting on what has continued despite the current situation
  • 01 April | Kayleigh Lucas taking inspiration from the musical Dear Evan Hansen
  • 31 March | Rev. Mark Thomas on the poet John Donne
  • 30 March | Rev. Hugh White on the Swedish Pearls of Life - focusing on the 'worrylessness' beads

Week 1

  • 27 March | Rev. Joy Hance on a particular bible verse that has been a source of strength for her
  • 26 March | Rev. Ross Meikle on adapting to a virtual world and a virtual church
  • 25 March | Canon Toby Wright on the Annunciation
  • 24 March | Rev. Hugh White on the Swedish Pearls of Life.
  • 23 March | Rev. Ness Whiffin on The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver.
  • 20 March | Thought for the Day Introduction

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