Saul’s conversion must surely be the most radical change of direction in history. He was a murderer, perhaps of the worst kind, because he was not himself violent. He did not act from passion and lack of self-control, swept away in the moment, but was fuelled by a cold and fanatical religious hatred … More The Conversion of Paul
Fundamentally, there are five basic elements to singing songs (which include hymns) successfully:
Pitch – how high or low the notes are
Rhythm – the pattern of the notes
Pulse – the beat upon which rhythm sits – usually 2, 3 or 4 time
Tempo – the speed of the pulse
Words – for communicating meaning … More The Summons (John L. Bell & Graham Maule)
Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 22 January, streamed from our church hall. This is because the boiler is faulty, and there was no heat in church this morning.
Hopefully back to normal next week. Rev Sue presides and Matt will preach … More Sunday Service 22 January 2023
Cast your mind back. December 2020 was a bleak time. Only a few people were allowed in our churches, and major festivals and services were pre-recorded. Great efforts were made to increase our digital output, with carols broadcast daily as part of our first Digital Advent Calendar. Identifying, learning, recording, editing and publishing 24 different – and suitable – carols is a bit of a challenge, and we were struggling to make up numbers. And then Tom messaged me one evening with some ideas. He had been browsing “100 Carols for Choirs”, and suggested this one along with some others. It was perfect … More Myn Lyking
Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 8 January, on which we celebrate Epiphany – the arrival of the Magi and presentation of their gifts.
We also welcome Fr Shaun who is presiding at our services today. Our ALM Carol will deliver the sermon and intercessions.
We begin with the hymn “We Three Kings of Orient Are” … More The Feast of Epiphany
We hope you are enjoying the Christmas season! Today we bring you drummers drumming. Looking ahead to Epiphany, we also bring you “Song of the Wise Men”, sung by Maggie’s Music Makers … More The Twelfth Day of Christmas
We hope you are enjoying the Christmas season! Today we bring you pipers piping. Looking ahead to Epiphany, we also bring you “Wise Men, They Came”, sung by Carol and Tom … More The Eleventh Day of Christmas
What’s in a name? Some people like the names they have been given, some don’t. Sometimes names are given to babies to remind us of people that we love, or because we like the meaning. Grace, for example, can evoke either graceful movement, or the grace of God in all its generosity. Faith speaks for itself … More What’s in a name?
We hope you are enjoying the Christmas season! Today we bring you lords a-leaping. Looking ahead to Epiphany, we also bring you “We Three Kings”, sung by Maggie’s Music Makers … More The Tenth Day of Christmas
Blue Monday, this year January 16th, is officially the most depressing day of the year. It has been carefully calculated using a scientific formula based on the weather, credit card bills coming in, the time since New Year’s resolutions have failed and low motivation levels. It is a very complex and impressive looking formula. And is complete rubbish. There is no scientific backing whatsoever – it was part of an advertising campaign by Sky Travel … More Rev Sue’s January Letter to the Parish