In a museum, many years ago, there was an amazing exhibit. It was a tiny globe, just a few feet in diameter, yet it held so much mystery and so much beauty within it that people travelled for miles and miles, just to see it. There were always crowds around it and queues lined up, patiently waiting for their turn to view the wonder … More October’s Letter from the Vicar
2018 has been a year of remembrance with concerts to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the Great War reaching their climax in November … More We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace – trad spiritual, arr. Hogan (1957-2003)
The theme of our retreat at Parcivall Hall this year was ‘On Holiday with God’. Although God is with us at all times and we do not need to ‘go on holiday with God’, a retreat is the opportunity to put aside time specifically to be with God … More On Holiday with God
Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Sunday 12 September, the 15th after Trinity. We continue with the theme of Creationtide, this week focussing on God’s abundance.
This morning also sees the licencing of Rev Sue as Associate Priest in our parish, by Bishop Mark who will also preach … More Sharing God’s Abundance
In 1989 Stephen Covey published his book the seven habits of highly effective people. It sold more than 25 million copies and has become a “Bible” among self-help books. I have a feeling that, in fact, everything he wrote about could be found in the actual Bible, which has been offering practical wisdom for two millennia … More It’s all about perspective
Last month Rev Deborah and I chose the theme of walking with Jesus for Messy Church.
We began with an activity about his birth and then focussed on a couple of parables and miracles. Trying to imagine ourselves walking with Jesus as the disciples had, watching and learning from him … More Walking with Jesus
Welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Sunday 29 August, the 13th after Trinity. This morning we consider what Jesus had to say about being inwardly and outwardly pure – in our words and actions … More Being pure in heart
What image comes to your mind when you think of someone or something that’s really clean inside and out? For me it is the image of a baby/child at their Baptism. They are brought to the font with a clean heart and are baptised with Holy Water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit … More August 29 Trinity 13 Clean Inside and Out
In January 2017 I had the enormous good fortune to witness the Northern Lights not just once, but on three consecutive nights. I was in Saariselka, Lapland, deep inside the Arctic Circle … More Northern Lights (Ola Gjeilo, 1978-present)
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