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