Service and Humility

As Christians were are called to serve one another in love and humility. There is no need to be boastful about what we have done for people or to feel that we are doing more for people than others are. Our heavenly father knows what we have done and blesses us according to his will. […]

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Invitation to Sunday Worship 25th September 2016

If you can, please join us for Sunday Morning worship at the Trinity Methodist Church, 265 Burrage Road, London SE18 7JW at 11:00am. This will be my first service in my local church since my accreditation service on the 10th of July, 2016 and we shall be studying 1Timothy 6: 6-19, examining Contentment vs Complacency. […]

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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITION (NOVEMBER 2014) – AN ADJUDICATION REPORT

By Clare Girvan   I enjoyed reading these stories, and as usual, was amazed at the variety of topics they covered.  I have read lists of ‘stories you must not write’, and very few fell into the categories given.  There were only one or two that I was instantly able to reject, and of the […]

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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION (NOVEMBER 2014)–AN ADJUDICATION REPORT

by Mandy Pannett I found it extra difficult this time to select nine poems – not because the chosen ones aren’t brilliant, they most certainly are – but because there were so many others that ‘came close’, that demanded to be noticed. I started making a list of them to be included in this report […]

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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITION (AUGUST 2014)–ADJUDICATION REPORT

Administrator’s Note Please note that this competition was judged blind and the adjudication report was sent in by the Judge with only the titles of the winning and commended poems. I have matched the winners and their poems to make for easier reading. –      Nnorom Azuonye (14/10/2014)   An adjudication report by Brindley Hallam Dennis […]

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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION (AUGUST 2014) – ADJUDICATION REPORT

Administrator’s Note Please note that this competition was judged blind and the adjudication report was sent in by the Judge with only the titles of the winning and commended poems. I have matched the winners and their poems to make for easier reading. –      Nnorom Azuonye (14/10/2014)   An adjudication report by WILL DAUNT   […]

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SLQ POETRY & SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS MAY 2014, JUDGES: DOMINIC JAMES & CATHERINE EDMUNDS. ENTER NOW.

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION Closing Date: 31-May-2014 For original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long. This competition is open to all poets regardless of nationality, living anywhere in the world. Judge: Dominic James. Prizes: £200 (First), £75 (Second), £50 (Third), £20 x 3 […]

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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION (SEPTEMBER 2013) Judge’s Report by Todd Swift

Overall, this was a lively bunch of poems.  About half were quite weak, and could easily be moved on from.  The other half demanded serious attention.  Of these, the poems clustered into several interlocking themes, of family, love, faith, illness, death, and nature – classic themes, of course.  Most of the poems felt like they […]

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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITION (SEPTEMBER 2013)

Judge’s Report by Alex Keegan   Over the last 10-15 years I have judged approximately 45 short-story competitions including “From the Ashes”, The Derby Prize, 7Q & Fish. Usually, although sometimes there is not a very long short-list, it seems, just about always, there are enough decent stories to allow the judge to select the […]

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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION (SEPTEMBER 2013) Judge’s Report by Todd Swift

Overall, this was a lively bunch of poems.  About half were quite weak, and could easily be moved on from.  The other half demanded serious attention.  Of these, the poems clustered into several interlocking themes, of family, love, faith, illness, death, and nature – classic themes, of course.  Most of the poems felt like they […]

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