At the very beginning of Jesus earthly ministry, he called twelve disciples to be with him. He sent them out to preach the gospel in pairs. Later, when St Paul was journeying throughout the known world to spread the good news, he always had at least one companion, and not just a servant to keep him safe, but another preacher who would work alongside him. The message is clear – ministry is not a solo occupation … More Teamwork
Good morning and welcome to our service of all-age worship with holy communion for Sunday 2 October, in which we celebrate Harvest. Rev Adele will preside and ALM Carol will preach … More Harvest Festival 2022
Today’s theme could be one of patience. To have the patience of a saint is described as an immense and unyielding degree of patience, especially in the face of problems or difficulties.
God certainly does have a lot of patience. … More Patience, Possessions, and God’s Call
The last twelve months have seen us adjusting gradually to life with fewer restrictions, although, ironically, many of us did contract Covid during that time. Precautions have become a matter for personal choice, rather than mandated by the government, so we have been tentatively bringing back elements of our life together … More How is God calling you to serve?
As mentioned last month, “Navidad Nuestra” is a 6-movement work that takes us from the Annunciation through the Pilgrimage, the Nativity, the Shepherds and the Three Kings to the Flight to Egypt … More Navidad Nuestra: Los Reyes Magos Ariel Ramirez (1921-2010)￼
Good King Wenceslas is a traditional carol that gets sung most years during the Christmas season. Have you ever thought about the words whilst singing them? It’s a narrative song, with elements of dialogue … More Good King Wenceslas: Words JM Neale (1818-66), melody from Piae Caniones (1582) arr. Willcocks
Epiphany is the time when we think the kings (wisemen) who came from afar bearing gifts for the new-born king. There is awe and wonder in the story of the wandering magi led to Jesus from the distant East by a star … More New Year letter from the Vicar
music: Maurice Greene (1696-1755), words Psalm 65, vv9,12 This article was written for the October issue of our parish magazine. About a year ago, in the autumn of 2020 we had endured a full national lockdown, a summer of somewhat eased restrictions, and were entering a time of less-than-clear tiered restrictions. If memory serves, that … More Thou Visitest the Earth
Good morning and welcome to Holy Communion for Sunday 17 October.
Due to unforeseen circumstances our organist was not available for the beginning of the service. Nevertheless, we began with “O Worship the King” … More Our Messiah Serves