The Act of Remembrance I’m sure many of us know was actually begun in 1919 by King George V to recall the end of the first World War hostilities, which formally ended at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th Month in 1918, when the Peace Treaty was signed, although the war officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles on 28TH June, 1919 … More Remembrance Sunday Sermon
Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Remembrance Sunday 2022. Rev Sue will preside, Reader Christine will preach, and the act of remembrance will be at the end, near to 11:00am … More Remembrance Sunday 2022
In the church calendar November is a sombre time of the year. Although it starts with a celebration on All Saints Day, we quickly move to remembering the departed on All Souls and then to Remembrance Sunday … More Rev Sue’s November letter to the parish
Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 30 October, on which we celebrate All Saints’ Day. We also welcome Rev Mike Dyson (of St Paul’s Kersal Moor) who will preach and preside.
We begin with the hymn “The Church’s One Foundation” … More All Saints’ Day 2022
When Jesus told parables they were usually subversive. They are designed to shake up the world view and question the conventional. They weren’t like Aesop’s fables – tales to show us that the well behaved are rewarded and the selfish people come off badly. They were stories with a fresh view, an unexpected twist … More The Feisty Widow and the Lazy Judge
As Anglicans we don’t have any mechanism to declare people saints, so we remember a mixture of Roman Catholic saints from before the reformation alongside those from the last 500 years that have been judged worthy of appearing in the church calendar. Today is the day we remember Elizabeth Fry … More Elizabeth Fry
Faith, how would you describe the word faith if someone asked you ‘out of the blue’?
Is it something inherited, taught to us by our parents?
Is it a feeling that can’t be described or something different?
In the dictionary it’s described as … More Faith
I don’t know whether you remember the children’s story “Five Children and It”. The “it” refers to the Psammead, a sand fairy, encountered by four children and their baby brother when they are playing in a gravel pit. The Psammead promises them a wish between them every day, the effects of which will disappear at sunset. Of course, it all goes wrong … More Teach us to pray
Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 16 October. Rev Sue will preside and Reader Christine will preach. … More The Feisty Widow
At the very beginning of Jesus earthly ministry, he called twelve disciples to be with him. He sent them out to preach the gospel in pairs. Later, when St Paul was journeying throughout the known world to spread the good news, he always had at least one companion, and not just a servant to keep him safe, but another preacher who would work alongside him. The message is clear – ministry is not a solo occupation … More Teamwork