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)
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?
Welcome. Our ALM Carol leads this reflective service, for those who may be missing loved ones this Christmas time.
Rev Deborah offers a short reflection for the Easter Vigil from the vicarage garden