As it happened, the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing fell on a Tuesday, the day on which the Chorale meets to rehearse each week. May of us would like to have been in St Anne’s Square that evening taking part in the commemorations, but we were committed to our rehearsals. Instead we began with this song, then held a minute silence … More A Flower Remembered (Rutter – words and music, 1945-present)
Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Sunday 10 October – the 19th after Trinity. This morning our gospel reading is Mark 10:17-30 – the rich man is told to sell everything he has and give to the poor; the first shall be last … More Stepping away from self-importance
A story from a woman called Louise.
A few years ago in my thirties, I was in a car accident that caused me some spinal damage and exacerbated a pre-existing pelvic condition, subsequently leaving me initially in a wheelchair … More How not to judge
Angels have been a source of fascination for people for millennia, and over the years traditions have developed and evolved which have taken us well away from their Biblical roots. Generally speaking, in the Bible, there are two sorts of angels, the ones in visions of the throne of God, and the ones the act as messengers … More The Ladder to Heaven
This is Rev Sue’s article from the October issue of our parish magazine. Here it is for you again: Eight years ago, we moved into the area and began to look around for a church where I would worship every Sunday. We went to a few different churches, but none was quite right. Then we … More Taking off the L plates
I am an inveterate asker of questions. One thing I’ve learnt over the years is that it is a good idea to have some idea what the answer would be before you ask something. The classic wrong question is to ask “When‘s it due?” unless you are absolutely sure that the woman you are talking to is, in fact, expecting … More The rich young man who needs only one more thing
I wonder, do you, like me, have a quick check list every time you walk out through the front door. Phone, keys, money – how many times have I raced up and downstairs looking everywhere twice because one of those mysteriously wasn’t to be found … More The kindness of strangers
Good morning and welcome to Holy Communion for Sunday 17 October.
Due to unforeseen circumstances our organist was not available for the beginning of the service. Nevertheless, we began with “O Worship the King” … More Our Messiah Serves
What sort of person are you? A very leading question and not a pick-up question (am a bit long in the tooth for that sort of approach), but what sort of things do you like to watch or read? … More Servant Messiah