Our Digital Advent Calendar for 2021 will begin in earnest on Wednesday 1 December. However, as today is the first Sunday of Advent, here is the Advent Prose – an ancient plainsong chant that takes a series of texts drawn from Isaiah … More Digital Advent Calendar 2021
Today we remember Hugh, who was the Bishop of Lincoln in the 12th century. The king at the time was Henry the Second. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, had been murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights who thought that they were acting on the King’s wishes … More Speaking truth to power
Have you ever played the memory game? A collection of random objects is displayed on a tray, covered with a cloth. The cloth is whisked away, and you are given 30 seconds to memorise them, before the cloth is quickly replaced and the tray removed … More Remembering and memories
I have written before that sometimes I hear, sing or play a piece of music and just have to write about it immediately. It can then sit for quite some time waiting for an appropriate time for publication. So it was with this. Written in December 2017, this is the right time: the commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War … More Better is Peace (Jenkins 2001)
Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion in which we celebrate Christ the King.
Our opening hymn is “O Worship the King” … More Christ the King
November is the time for remembrance, whether the private memories on All Souls Day or the public recollection on Remembrance Sunday. In this poem Kathy Galloway does not shy away from the difficult emotions … More There will be peace between us￼
Welcome to our service of Remembrance, Rev Deborah presided and Rev Sue preached.
We began with the hymn “Lord for the Years” … More Remembrance 2021
This time in the church’s year is known as the ‘Kingdom Season.’ It includes ‘All Saint’s Day,’ ‘All Soul’s Day’ and ‘Remembrance Sunday.’
On all Saints Day we remember and reflect on those who have gone before us in terms of our faith.
On All Soul’s Day we reflect on and remember our loved ones who are no longer with us but have supported and encouraged on our life journey … More November’s letter from the Vicar
Sadly we were unable to livestream this morning service of Holy communion for All Saints Day. However, here are the hymns and readings. The sermon will be added as soon as it’s available … More All Saints Day
As it happened, the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing fell on a Tuesday, the day on which the Chorale meets to rehearse each week. May of us would like to have been in St Anne’s Square that evening taking part in the commemorations, but we were committed to our rehearsals. Instead we began with this song, then held a minute silence … More A Flower Remembered (Rutter – words and music, 1945-present)