When I was at school I had a friend, Isobel, who had a Scottish mother. I knew that the family went to church every Sunday. We talked about how we found Sundays. My parents viewed it as their day of rest and would sit and doze after lunch, and I would do my homework. Isobel said that she wasn’t allowed to do homework on a Sunday – or anything that constituted work. Nor did they watch television. The debate in their house was whether knitting was work … More Should we keep Sunday special?
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
This reflection was given by our ALM Carol at our service of Holy Communion for the 6th Sunday of Easter. It is based on these texts … More The Love of God
This is the sermon given by Rev Deborah on the evening of Maundy Thursday … More Foot washing? Shoe-shining? or something else?
We know that if the events of Lent, Good Friday and Easter had never happened then following events would not have taken place and we may not have heard about the glory of God … More Next before Lent
There are two sorts of difficult gospel readings. There’s the sort that is difficult because we know exactly what it means, but don’t want to do it. Love your enemies. … More Faith in Action
This sermon was given by Rev Sue on Wednesday 12 June 2019. You can listen again here … More The Difference Between “Right” and “Wrong”
I don’t know about you, but I can almost visualise Jesus saying these words, much as a parent talks to a child, with love, compassion and concern for those they love and care about … More John 13:31-35
This sermon was given by Rev Deborah on Wednesday 27 March 2019. You can listen again here … More Love your Neighbour as Yourself
A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a traffic jam and turned on the radio. I found myself listening to a programme about faith on Radio 4 … More Shabbat