Many of you will know that I have spent a few days recently at the Hotel Christie due to a little cocktail mix of chemo, flu jab, COVID booster and a drain procedure compounded a low immune system. I am fine now! … More Gaudete Sunday
I don’t know whether any of you have seen the film Pleasantville. It’s an American film from 1998 about a teenage boy, David, and his sister Jennifer. They are very different. Jennifer is a party girl – David is obsessed with a black and white 1950’s sitcom set in a Midwest town called Pleasantville. One evening, alone in the house they fight over the remote control and break it … More Pleasantville
Around the world, the Christmas story has been adapted to fit the indigenous climate and culture: traditional Canadian carols tell of tribal leaders taking beaver pelts to the infant; in Argentina the kings take a white poncho made of the finest white alpaca wool; we sing of a Christmas set “in the bleak midwinter” in which “snow had fallen snow on snow”. It rarely snows in Bethlehem! … More Navidad Nuestra: El Nacimento Ariel Ramirez (1921-2010)
‘I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah’ … More Rev Deborah’s Christmas Message
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￼
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