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Several years ago, my wife and I went looking for a church where we could put down roots. What we didn’t expect was a place whose roots seemingly went deep into the mines of Moria.

What do I mean?

Well, the first clue was the inclusion of the words “Eagle’s Nest” in the church’s name. As anyone who’s read Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, or indeed seen the excellent Peter Jackson films, knows: eagles figure largely in the plot. Large eagles figure largely in the plot.

And so it was with this church: the logo was indeed a large eagle.

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