Everyone experiences their own particular way of calling and when reading the passages today we can’t help but see the connection to the message of calling in each one of them … More Anniversary Sunday – being called
I remember a few years ago when I went to America for the first time we landed in California and went to get a meal at the airport before travelling to our destination. I was surprised to find a card on the table explaining that a glass of water was no longer routinely served with food. There was a drought, and water could only be supplied on request. … More The God who intervenes
Which of us has not ever sung “Jerusalem”? … More Jerusalem William Blake (1757-1827) and Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
There is so much in all the readings today that choosing one theme is almost impossible … More Trinity 2019
I’m sure many of us have been told as young children not to look at the sun or into a light bulb and I think there are probably quite a few of us that did just that because we had been told not to, me included. … More Transfiguration
Written in 1846, this aria for solo alto is taken from Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah”, and is based on Psalm 37 … More “O Rest in the Lord” (Mendelssohn 1809-1847)
When I was a teenager (and before I had come to a personal faith), I recognised that there was something different in the faces of those that I knew that believed. Before I understood that it was the Holy Spirit shining out of them, I used to describe this phenomenon as them having “ITV” faces which drew its analogy from the sparkly radiance that make up and lights achieved in a TV studio … More Transfiguration
Have you ever had any of those ‘Oh my goodness’ moments? ‘What on earth have I done!’
Both Elijah and Peter in our readings today certainly had an ‘oh my goodness’ moment – big style … More Oh My Goodness
We heard this sermon from our Reader Christine on Sunday 6 August 2017.
Transfiguration – a dictionary definition says; a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.
I don’t think we could describe Jesus’ transfiguration any better, but explaining it is a bit more difficult … More Transfiguration