This well known poem was written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye in response to a conversation with a Jewish friend. The friend had fled Germany for America, and for obvious reasons was unable to be with her terminally ill mother when she died … More Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep (ME Frye 1905-2004)
This powerful aria is the penultimate song in Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas”. I discovered it one January morning. We were recently locked down for the third time, infection rates were out of control and UK daily death rates were higher than ever … More Dido’s Lament – H Purcell (1659-95)
Have you ever had a conversation that has been life changing? It may have been a conversation that started on a first date. It may have been a discussion about a wedding … More A Conversation: What are you looking for?
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout Lent we are pleased to offer you an appropriate Lenten hymn.
The sixth week of Lent is Holy Week and today is Easter Eve … More Rock of Ages
Every Tuesday and Thursday in Lent we will bring you a short reflection based on one of the Stations of the Cross.
Today Rev Deborah talks about Station 15: Jesus is buried … More Station of the Cross 15: Jesus is buried
Tuesday 23 March 2021 is the anniversary of the first national lockdown in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and has been declared a National day of Reflection.
Rev Deborah offers this short reflection of prayer, readings and music. It will be available to watch – and re-watch – indefinitely … More National Day of Reflection
The liturgical theme for the second Sunday of Lent is Sacrifice, and this Saturday bonus is offered by Maggie’s Music Makers in honour of all we have suffered and sacrificed during the past year, as well as all those we have lost … More Dido’s Lament
In her service of Holy Communion this morning, Rev Deborah ponders what is meant by “lament” … More What is lament?
The fourth day of Christmas is when we mark the slaughter of all male babies, ordered by Herod. He was too late though. Mary and Joseph had already escaped, taking their baby Jesus with them. The Coventry Carol tells of the mothers’ grief. It is sung for us by our Organist Tom and our MD … More Carol for the Holy Innocents
Today we have the Coventry Carol, sung for us by our Music Team, Carol and Tom. It uses exquisite music to remind us of the darker side of Christmas.