This article for Candlemas was first published in the February 2018 issue of our parish magazine. You can read it again here … More Bogoroditse Devo (Rachmaninov arr. Apperley)
The Catholic prayer to the Mother of God begins with a direct quote from the Archangel Gabriel when he visited Mary for the annunciation … More Ave Maria
As members of Maggie’s Music Makers are learning, there are many, many languages to sing in, and English is quite possibly the worst of the lot … More Bogoroditse Devo (Rachmaninov arr. Apperley)
On Wednesday 20 December, Rev Deborah imagined the events of the Annunciation, from Mary’s point of view. You can listen again here … More The Annunciation
The text of the Magnificat, or the Canticle of Mary, is taken directly from Luke 1 46:55. The words were spoken by Mary, pregnant with Jesus, to her cousin Elizabeth, pregnant with the child that would become John the Baptist. … More Magnificat
Advent with Mary 2016 – this quiet afternoon of prayer, reflection and music was prepared and offered by our Reader, Carol O, on Advent Sunday 2016.
Mary’s story lays before us just how costly saying “Yes!” to God can be. We are invited in the silences to place our own story alongside hers and see what we can learn about the effects of an intervening God let loose in our lives … More Mary’s “Yes!”