Breaking out

Have you ever noticed a change in someone and wondered what had happened? The person who recently had been quiet and preoccupied suddenly seems much happier and without a care in the world. Perhaps they had been worried about a diagnosis and been given the all-clear or had passed the exam they were really worrying about, or had fallen in love. Once you found out the reason, it all made sense … More Breaking out


Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 16 April. Rev Sue will preside and ALM Carol O will preach. This is also a Sunday Club morning, and the children sang songs, heard stories and did activities on the theme of Hope … More Doubt

John 20:19-31 – The Locked Room

Can you imagine being so scared, so frightened, you lock yourself away and hide, no hope, no faith, absolutely terrified for your life? This is how the disciples felt in our gospel story today. God’s story which is our story. Yes the stories we read each day each week in the gospels are our stories. In Holy Week, I hope, like me, you stepped into God’s story as we followed our Stations of the Cross, as we walked that final hour with Jesus on Good Friday. So let us step into today’s story with the disciples, hiding behind locked doors for fear of the authorities … More John 20:19-31 – The Locked Room

Do We Live in the World of M. C. Escher?

C. Escher is an artist whose drawings challenge the mind just by looking at them. I have one here of architectural impossibilities so you can see what I mean. One thing that stands out is the water which just keeps going round and round without ever getting higher or lower it seems on the same level. Stairs that go every which way but at the same time, go nowhere. Escher’s drawings always evoke a double-take. You look at them, and they seem okay, but then it begins to dawn on you that something is not right with the picture. Things are not as they seem. Our world appears like this, we think it is normal; but it is not normal; it is not right. It is not the way God intended. Everything is upside-down and backwards. … More Do We Live in the World of M. C. Escher?

Answering God’s Call

Today we hear how Isiah and Simon are called to serve God, both in very different ways, but both confessing that they are or have been sinful people.  Their sins are forgiven and they are chosen to answer God’s call.
There is very little hesitation in their response and with Simon there are quite a few witnesses to his particular calling … More Answering God’s Call