A Flower Remembered (Rutter – words and music, 1945-present)

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)

Bible Sunday 2021

Thou whose almighty word, Lord thy word abideth, Glorious things of thee are spoken, just 3 of our hymns today speak about God’s word telling us this is Bible Sunday. Why today you may ask, when we use the Bible every Sunday, but today we give thanks for the Bible. I’d like to begin with the following poem which I came across when preparing my reflection … More Bible Sunday 2021

The Ladder to Heaven

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

The rich young man who needs only one more thing

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