GMT 12 – Stratford UCKG

By: snowgood

Mar 12 2020

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Category: Architecture, birds, Christianity, Jesus, london, Walking

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Shortly after leaving Starbucks I spotted a sign saying “Christian Bookshop”.

As I’m only reading Christian books during lent I thought it wise to pop in, and see what was on offer.

A friendly lady offered assistance, but they didn’t have anything by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Apparently their bookshop majors on books written (or recommended) by their founder Bishop Robert McAlister.

That made me inwardly smile, I’ve never really understood the expression “our church”.

Biblically speaking there’s only one true church, and one “founder”

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:2 KJV

On the plus side it was a little oasis on the fringes of the Westfield Shopping Centre, and the interior design was suitably calming.

After a quick comfort break I was soon back on the streets heading towards Leytonstone.

Just before crossing the Whipps Cross Road I was intrigued to see The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel.

Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, and directed numerous box office hits like Rear Window, Vertigo and  The 39 Steps

If as a young boy he walked across Wanstead Flats he may have encountered the ponds, and a cacophony of Black headed Gulls.

One can imagine these squawking gulls could terrify a small child, maybe they helped him create The Birds?

Here’s a list of the birds I saw last Saturday.

Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Collared Dove, Cormorant, Crow, Dunnock, Egyptian Goose, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail, Herring Gull, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Long Tailed Tit, Mallard, Magpie, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Starling, Tufted Duck, Wood Pigeon.

28 Species in all.



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