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Our church services are at 10:30 am and currently include online and “live” celebrations of Holy Communion (in which all are invited to share) and all-age Festival Services. We advise you to check the diary below regularly for details as to what is happening each Sunday as, during the current pandemic our worship arrangements have had to change and will remain subject to change. 

CHURCH SERVICES Epiphany 2022

 “EPIPHANY MOMENTS- SEEING SOMETHING NEW.”

Life can be both highly pressurised and highly uncertain. And when it becomes rather too pressurised or too uncertain, we wonder just what we are doing here. But, from time to time we experience “epiphany moments,” when things fall into place and, despite the pressure and uncertainty, we see why we are here and what our lives are all about. Let’s explore some Epiphany Moments and see if we can see something new.

Sunday 2nd January 2022 Epiphany Moments-Finding Your Star

10:30am Church service to be led by Janet Godden, including Parallel Church.
Key Passage: Matthew 2, verses 1-12. The journey of the Magi.
Parallel Church: what does it mean to “follow your star?” Can you think of people who have followed their own star? Where has it taken them? Talk about New Year resolutions and why we make them. What would we most like to see happen in 2022?

Sunday 9th January Epiphany Moments- Finding Your Place

10:30am Holy Communion Service of thanksgiving and re-commitment, to include the ordination of Annette Mace, the induction of Lesley Clare as Church and World Elder and the Commissioning of Ian Purton as Property team leader. Also including and involving Parallel Church.
Sometimes our lives seem “random” and without purpose as we simply react to what is going on. But then God helps us to see exactly why we are where we are and what we need to do.
Key Passage: Luke 2, verses 21-28. Old, young and new-born come together in worship and find their place in God’s plan.
Parallel Church: talk about the church. Why is it still important for people to have a place to come to where God is worshipped, and Jesus is followed? Some people have really important jobs in the church-who are they? Why do you think they do it? Is everyone important in the church? Do you think that YOU are important?

Sunday 16th January. Epiphany Moments- A Reason to Party

10:30am. All-Age Parade Service, involving all our Guiding and Scouting Groups.
“Ordinary life” becomes extraordinary when we have a reason to party. We celebrate love, commitment, faith, success, moving to something new, the star of life and the end of life. A party helps us to see what really matters in our lives.
Key Passage: John 2, verses 1-11. Jesus makes a special event even more special.

Sunday 23rd January Epiphany Moments- Re-setting our Standards

10:30am. Church Service, including Parallel Church for all age-groups.
During a time of change and crisis, we forget a lot of the rules by which we used to live. Once life returns to a normal routine, we ask God to help us see the standards by which our lives should be lived.
Key Passage: Nehemiah 8, various verses from 1-11. As the exiles return to Jerusalem, they hear again the words of the Law of Moses.
Parallel Church: talk about rules- rules followed at home/school/ on the roads/ in public places. Why are they necessary? Which rules make us cross? Are there any which we think are wrong? Who should make the rules? Look at the Ten Commandments- are they still important today? Does God still make rules?

Sunday 30th January Epiphany Moments- I’ve got the Power!

10:30am. Church Service, to include the baptism of Matthew Gill, son of Chris and Anne Marie #. Parallel Church for all age-groups.
Most of us wonder whether we really have it in us to do anything great or special that will make a difference in the world. The Bible teaches us that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that He gives us the power we need.
Key Passage: Jeremiah 1, verses 4-10. God gives a very young Jeremiah a special work to do and promises to give him everything he needs in order to do it.
Parallel Church: if you could choose any job you wanted, what would you choose? What stops you from doing it? Do we believe that God has a plan for our lives? How can we find out what it is? How can we help baby Matthew understand God’s love and the plan God has for his life?

Sunday 6th February Epiphany Moments- He’s Got the Power!

10:30am. Holy Communion Service, including Parallel Church for all age-groups.
God can seem very remote and irrelevant in modern life but suddenly the reality of His existence and power comes through to us.
Key Passage: Luke 5, verses 1-11. Jesus calls the first disciples to follow him and makes a huge impact on Peter’s life (and his fish….).
Parallel Church: Why do people believe in God? Why do people not believe in God? What happens when people start to believe in God and to follow Jesus? Think about St John’s “motto”- to know the difference Jesus makes in our lives and to share it with others.

Sunday 13th February Epiphany Moments- Seeing the world Upsidedown

10:30am. All-Age Parade Service, led by our Minister with the Brownies.
Key Passage: Luke 6, verses 17-26. Jesus is turning our ideas of happiness and sadness upsidedown.

Sunday 20th February Epiphany Moments- A Whole New World

10:30am. Church Service, to include the baptisms of Nancy and Leila Joyce daughters of Gareth and Lucy. Parallel Church for all age-groups.
Many people have dreamed of a whole new world, which will be a vast improvement on the one we live in now. But what will it take to make that happen?
Key Passage: Luke 6, verses 27-36. Jesus is suggesting that it is all about the way we see and treat others.
Parallel Church: Looking at relationships and how we make them work. What makes a good family? A strong community? A good country? What does Jesus tell us to do when someone else is nasty or behaves badly? Do you think it works?

Sunday 27th February Epiphany Moments- the View from the Mountain top

10:30am. Church Service, led by Revd Bill Bowman, including Parallel Church for all age-groups.
Sometimes we just seem to be standing in a place where everything makes sense and God is very close.
Key Passage: Luke 9, verses 28-36
Parallel Church: Thinking about “wow” moments- what are they? What makes them happen? “Wow” moments in the Bible, when people felt as though God was right there in front of them or heard his voice speaking to them.

  • Details for each week’s service, including theme and bible reading, can be found in the diary entries below

20th January 2022
  • Thursday Club

    20th January 2022  2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    Thursday afternoon meetings for all members of the community

    Meeting:  Every Thursday afternoon   (except during August)    2:00 until 3:45pm

    The ThursdayClub offers a relaxing afternoon for meeting and making friends every Thursday afternoon at 2:00pm.  There are two hours of entertainment which includetalks on a variety of interesting  subjects,  talented singers andinstrumentalists, sing-a-longs, quizzes and always  finishing with a cupof tea and some homemade cakes.

    Forfurther information please contact us

    6 JAN

     

    IN HOUSE / BRING AND BUY

    13 JAN

    PATRICK HELLICAR

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK - GODDINGTON          A Story of the estate and its people.

    20 JAN

    CHRISTINE POPE

    POETRY AFTERNOON       Christine writes her own poetry which is often humorous.

    27 JAN

    VAL BECKWITH

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON FLYING FOR LIFE/MAF        Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian organization operating programmes in developing countries to reach the world’s forgotten people.

    3 FEB

    ANDREW CROWSON

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE WILDLIFE OF SCOTLAND

    10 FEB

    SUSIE FLASHMAN JARVIS

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE – THE POWER OF GOD    

    17 FEB

    ADRIAN + WENDY SWAN

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK  -  OMAN:  AN ARABIAN ODYSSEY

    24 FEB

    JILL HAGATTA

    A MUSICAL AFTERNOON            Jill has come to sing for us many times in the past.

    3 MAR

    PETER PATTY

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   CHANGING ROOMS – INTERIORS THROUGH THE AGES          This talk looks at the development of the kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom from 1066. Changes of room designs that influenced the way we lived and allowed us to extend life expectancy over the centuries are identified and celebrated.

    10 MAR

    BARBARA DARBY

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   OUT AND ABOUT WITH MY CAMERA

    17 MAR

    GILLY HALCROW

     AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -  THE SHETLAND BUS       This is the story of the brave Norwegian sailors, during World War 11, who were organized by the SOE. They kept links open between occupied Norway and Britain with their fishing boats. They took agents in with supplies for the resistance and they took escaping refugees out. Not only did they have to face sub-artic storms in the North Sea but also the might of the Nazi war machine out searching for them.

    24 MAR

    PETER HARTLEY

    TALK -  A ROYAL INTERLUDE            Peter Hartley has been our guest speaker many times.  He used to work at Buckingham Palace and has many interesting stories to share.

    31 MAR

     

    LENT AND EASTER SERVICE

     

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23rd January 2022
  • Morning Service - Epiphany Moments- Re-setting our Standards

    23rd January 2022  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    ChurchService, including Parallel Church for all age-groups.               

    During a time of change andcrisis, we forget a lot of the rules by which we used to live. Once lifereturns to a normal routine, we ask God to help us see the standards by whichour lives should be lived.                                                                              

    Key Passage: Nehemiah 8, various verses from 1-11. As the exiles returnto Jerusalem, they hear again the words of the Law of Moses.                                    

    Parallel Church: talk about rules- rules followed athome/school/ on the roads/ in public places. Why are they necessary? Whichrules make us cross? Are there any which we think are wrong? Who should makethe rules? Look at the Ten Commandments- are they still important today? DoesGod still make rules?

    We still ask you to wear a mask inside the sanctuary whilst we sing but you can remove it and breathe more easily during the remainder of the service.  We will continue to keep a register of who attend church for track and trace purposes.   Hand sanitiser and masks continue to be available in the church foyer.  

    If you can’t get to church on Sunday morning you can still find our church services streamed directly onto You Tube. You can access them by clicking on this link from 1030 on Sundays : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxgsw7yBt0fx0MKaeDYzKA .  

    See more details

27th January 2022
  • Thursday Club

    27th January 2022  2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    Thursday afternoon meetings for all members of the community

    Meeting:  Every Thursday afternoon   (except during August)    2:00 until 3:45pm

    The ThursdayClub offers a relaxing afternoon for meeting and making friends every Thursday afternoon at 2:00pm.  There are two hours of entertainment which includetalks on a variety of interesting  subjects,  talented singers andinstrumentalists, sing-a-longs, quizzes and always  finishing with a cupof tea and some homemade cakes.

    Forfurther information please contact us

    6 JAN

     

    IN HOUSE / BRING AND BUY

    13 JAN

    PATRICK HELLICAR

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK - GODDINGTON          A Story of the estate and its people.

    20 JAN

    CHRISTINE POPE

    POETRY AFTERNOON       Christine writes her own poetry which is often humorous.

    27 JAN

    VAL BECKWITH

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON FLYING FOR LIFE/MAF        Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian organization operating programmes in developing countries to reach the world’s forgotten people.

    3 FEB

    ANDREW CROWSON

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE WILDLIFE OF SCOTLAND

    10 FEB

    SUSIE FLASHMAN JARVIS

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE – THE POWER OF GOD    

    17 FEB

    ADRIAN + WENDY SWAN

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK  -  OMAN:  AN ARABIAN ODYSSEY

    24 FEB

    JILL HAGATTA

    A MUSICAL AFTERNOON            Jill has come to sing for us many times in the past.

    3 MAR

    PETER PATTY

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   CHANGING ROOMS – INTERIORS THROUGH THE AGES          This talk looks at the development of the kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom from 1066. Changes of room designs that influenced the way we lived and allowed us to extend life expectancy over the centuries are identified and celebrated.

    10 MAR

    BARBARA DARBY

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   OUT AND ABOUT WITH MY CAMERA

    17 MAR

    GILLY HALCROW

     AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -  THE SHETLAND BUS       This is the story of the brave Norwegian sailors, during World War 11, who were organized by the SOE. They kept links open between occupied Norway and Britain with their fishing boats. They took agents in with supplies for the resistance and they took escaping refugees out. Not only did they have to face sub-artic storms in the North Sea but also the might of the Nazi war machine out searching for them.

    24 MAR

    PETER HARTLEY

    TALK -  A ROYAL INTERLUDE            Peter Hartley has been our guest speaker many times.  He used to work at Buckingham Palace and has many interesting stories to share.

    31 MAR

     

    LENT AND EASTER SERVICE

     

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30th January 2022
  • Morning Service - Epiphany Moments- I’ve got the Power!

    30th January 2022  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    ChurchService, to include the baptism of Matthew Gill, son of Chris and Anne Marie                                                                                                              

    Parallel Church for all age-groups.                                                                            

    Mostof us wonder whether we really have it in us to do anything great or specialthat will make a difference in the world. The Bible teaches us that God has aplan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that He gives us the power weneed.              

    Key Passage: Jeremiah1, verses 4-10. God gives a very young Jeremiah a special work to do andpromises to give him everything he needs in order to do it.          

    Parallel Church: if youcould choose any job you wanted, what would you choose? What stops you fromdoing it? Do we believe that God has a plan for our lives? How can we find outwhat it is? How can we help baby Matthew understand God’s love and the plan Godhas for his life?

    We still ask you to wear a mask inside the sanctuary whilst we sing but you can remove it and breathe more easily during the remainder of the service.  We will continue to keep a register of who attend church for track and trace purposes.   Hand sanitiser and masks continue to be available in the church foyer.  

    If you can’t get to church on Sunday morning you can still find our church services streamed directly onto You Tube. You can access them by clicking on this link from 1030 on Sundays : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxgsw7yBt0fx0MKaeDYzKA .  

    See more details

3rd February 2022
  • Thursday Club

    3rd February 2022  2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    Thursday afternoon meetings for all members of the community

    Meeting:  Every Thursday afternoon   (except during August)    2:00 until 3:45pm

    The ThursdayClub offers a relaxing afternoon for meeting and making friends every Thursday afternoon at 2:00pm.  There are two hours of entertainment which includetalks on a variety of interesting  subjects,  talented singers andinstrumentalists, sing-a-longs, quizzes and always  finishing with a cupof tea and some homemade cakes.

    Forfurther information please contact us

    6 JAN

     

    IN HOUSE / BRING AND BUY

    13 JAN

    PATRICK HELLICAR

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK - GODDINGTON          A Story of the estate and its people.

    20 JAN

    CHRISTINE POPE

    POETRY AFTERNOON       Christine writes her own poetry which is often humorous.

    27 JAN

    VAL BECKWITH

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON FLYING FOR LIFE/MAF        Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian organization operating programmes in developing countries to reach the world’s forgotten people.

    3 FEB

    ANDREW CROWSON

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE WILDLIFE OF SCOTLAND

    10 FEB

    SUSIE FLASHMAN JARVIS

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE – THE POWER OF GOD    

    17 FEB

    ADRIAN + WENDY SWAN

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK  -  OMAN:  AN ARABIAN ODYSSEY

    24 FEB

    JILL HAGATTA

    A MUSICAL AFTERNOON            Jill has come to sing for us many times in the past.

    3 MAR

    PETER PATTY

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   CHANGING ROOMS – INTERIORS THROUGH THE AGES          This talk looks at the development of the kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom from 1066. Changes of room designs that influenced the way we lived and allowed us to extend life expectancy over the centuries are identified and celebrated.

    10 MAR

    BARBARA DARBY

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   OUT AND ABOUT WITH MY CAMERA

    17 MAR

    GILLY HALCROW

     AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -  THE SHETLAND BUS       This is the story of the brave Norwegian sailors, during World War 11, who were organized by the SOE. They kept links open between occupied Norway and Britain with their fishing boats. They took agents in with supplies for the resistance and they took escaping refugees out. Not only did they have to face sub-artic storms in the North Sea but also the might of the Nazi war machine out searching for them.

    24 MAR

    PETER HARTLEY

    TALK -  A ROYAL INTERLUDE            Peter Hartley has been our guest speaker many times.  He used to work at Buckingham Palace and has many interesting stories to share.

    31 MAR

     

    LENT AND EASTER SERVICE

     

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6th February 2022
  • Morning Service - Epiphany Moments- He’s got the power!

    6th February 2022  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    HolyCommunion Service, including Parallel Church for all age-groups.    

    God can seem very remote and irrelevantin modern life but suddenly the reality of His existence and power comesthrough to us.                                                           

    Key Passage: Luke 5, verses 1-11. Jesus calls the first disciples tofollow him and makes a huge impact on Peter’s life (and his fish….).                                           

    Parallel Church: Why do peoplebelieve in God? Why do people not believe in God? What happens when peoplestart to believe in God and to follow Jesus? Think about St John’s “motto”- toknow the difference Jesus makes in our lives and to share it with others.

    We still ask you to wear a mask inside the sanctuary whilst we sing but you can remove it and breathe more easily during the remainder of the service.  We will continue to keep a register of who attend church for track and trace purposes.   Hand sanitiser and masks continue to be available in the church foyer.  And, weather permitting we will be singing our final hymn outdoors each week. 

    If you can’t get to church on Sunday morning you can still find our church services streamed directly onto You Tube. You can access them by clicking on this link from 1030 on Sundays : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxgsw7yBt0fx0MKaeDYzKA .  

    See more details

10th February 2022
  • Thursday Club

    10th February 2022  2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    Thursday afternoon meetings for all members of the community

    Meeting:  Every Thursday afternoon   (except during August)    2:00 until 3:45pm

    The ThursdayClub offers a relaxing afternoon for meeting and making friends every Thursday afternoon at 2:00pm.  There are two hours of entertainment which includetalks on a variety of interesting  subjects,  talented singers andinstrumentalists, sing-a-longs, quizzes and always  finishing with a cupof tea and some homemade cakes.

    Forfurther information please contact us

    6 JAN

     

    IN HOUSE / BRING AND BUY

    13 JAN

    PATRICK HELLICAR

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK - GODDINGTON          A Story of the estate and its people.

    20 JAN

    CHRISTINE POPE

    POETRY AFTERNOON       Christine writes her own poetry which is often humorous.

    27 JAN

    VAL BECKWITH

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON FLYING FOR LIFE/MAF        Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian organization operating programmes in developing countries to reach the world’s forgotten people.

    3 FEB

    ANDREW CROWSON

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE WILDLIFE OF SCOTLAND

    10 FEB

    SUSIE FLASHMAN JARVIS

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE – THE POWER OF GOD    

    17 FEB

    ADRIAN + WENDY SWAN

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK  -  OMAN:  AN ARABIAN ODYSSEY

    24 FEB

    JILL HAGATTA

    A MUSICAL AFTERNOON            Jill has come to sing for us many times in the past.

    3 MAR

    PETER PATTY

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   CHANGING ROOMS – INTERIORS THROUGH THE AGES          This talk looks at the development of the kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom from 1066. Changes of room designs that influenced the way we lived and allowed us to extend life expectancy over the centuries are identified and celebrated.

    10 MAR

    BARBARA DARBY

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   OUT AND ABOUT WITH MY CAMERA

    17 MAR

    GILLY HALCROW

     AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -  THE SHETLAND BUS       This is the story of the brave Norwegian sailors, during World War 11, who were organized by the SOE. They kept links open between occupied Norway and Britain with their fishing boats. They took agents in with supplies for the resistance and they took escaping refugees out. Not only did they have to face sub-artic storms in the North Sea but also the might of the Nazi war machine out searching for them.

    24 MAR

    PETER HARTLEY

    TALK -  A ROYAL INTERLUDE            Peter Hartley has been our guest speaker many times.  He used to work at Buckingham Palace and has many interesting stories to share.

    31 MAR

     

    LENT AND EASTER SERVICE

     

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13th February 2022
  • Morning Service - Epiphany Moments- Seeing the world Upside down

    13th February 2022  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    All-AgeParade Service, led by our Minister with the Brownies.                

    Key Passage: Luke 6, verses17-26. Jesus is turning our ideas of happiness and sadness upside down

    We still ask you to wear a mask inside the sanctuary whilst we sing but you can remove it and breathe more easily during the remainder of the service.  We will continue to keep a register of who attend church for track and trace purposes.   Hand sanitiser and masks continue to be available in the church foyer.  And, weather permitting we will be singing our final hymn outdoors each week. 

    If you can’t get to church on Sunday morning you can still find our church services streamed directly onto You Tube. You can access them by clicking on this link from 1030 on Sundays : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxgsw7yBt0fx0MKaeDYzKA .  

    See more details

17th February 2022
  • Thursday Club

    17th February 2022  2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    Thursday afternoon meetings for all members of the community

    Meeting:  Every Thursday afternoon   (except during August)    2:00 until 3:45pm

    The ThursdayClub offers a relaxing afternoon for meeting and making friends every Thursday afternoon at 2:00pm.  There are two hours of entertainment which includetalks on a variety of interesting  subjects,  talented singers andinstrumentalists, sing-a-longs, quizzes and always  finishing with a cupof tea and some homemade cakes.

    Forfurther information please contact us

    6 JAN

     

    IN HOUSE / BRING AND BUY

    13 JAN

    PATRICK HELLICAR

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK - GODDINGTON          A Story of the estate and its people.

    20 JAN

    CHRISTINE POPE

    POETRY AFTERNOON       Christine writes her own poetry which is often humorous.

    27 JAN

    VAL BECKWITH

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON FLYING FOR LIFE/MAF        Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian organization operating programmes in developing countries to reach the world’s forgotten people.

    3 FEB

    ANDREW CROWSON

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE WILDLIFE OF SCOTLAND

    10 FEB

    SUSIE FLASHMAN JARVIS

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE – THE POWER OF GOD    

    17 FEB

    ADRIAN + WENDY SWAN

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK  -  OMAN:  AN ARABIAN ODYSSEY

    24 FEB

    JILL HAGATTA

    A MUSICAL AFTERNOON            Jill has come to sing for us many times in the past.

    3 MAR

    PETER PATTY

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   CHANGING ROOMS – INTERIORS THROUGH THE AGES          This talk looks at the development of the kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom from 1066. Changes of room designs that influenced the way we lived and allowed us to extend life expectancy over the centuries are identified and celebrated.

    10 MAR

    BARBARA DARBY

    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -   OUT AND ABOUT WITH MY CAMERA

    17 MAR

    GILLY HALCROW

     AN ILLUSTRATED TALK -  THE SHETLAND BUS       This is the story of the brave Norwegian sailors, during World War 11, who were organized by the SOE. They kept links open between occupied Norway and Britain with their fishing boats. They took agents in with supplies for the resistance and they took escaping refugees out. Not only did they have to face sub-artic storms in the North Sea but also the might of the Nazi war machine out searching for them.

    24 MAR

    PETER HARTLEY

    TALK -  A ROYAL INTERLUDE            Peter Hartley has been our guest speaker many times.  He used to work at Buckingham Palace and has many interesting stories to share.

    31 MAR

     

    LENT AND EASTER SERVICE

     

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