I write this the day after returning home from a 9-day singing and conducting summer school with Sing for Pleasure. Based at Jesus College, Cambridge, it was utterly exhausting yet completely exhilarating. Work began at 8.45am last Sunday morning as we started learning Sarah Quartel’s “A Winter Day”, led by the SfP tutors. Sublime … More Why Sing?
I don’t know if I’m the only one, but a lot of programmes on the general TV, seem to be about cooking. Not that I don’t like cooking, but there seems to be a general consensus that everyone needs to know what makes a good staple meal. I suppose in some cases this may be true … More The Lord’s Prayer
The last two years have brought sadness, loss, financial problems and long-term health issues for many, and few have found them a positive experience. But like the flowers growing on the wasteland there have been a few things brought about by the lockdown that have actually improved our lives … More The unexpected benefits of lockdown
Today’s gospel reading, at first glance, is a curious little story. Jesus had performed many healings, including restoring the sight of blind people, so why did he take this man out of the village, put saliva on his eyes and lay hands on him twice? Presumably Jesus could have healed him instantly. As with many of Jesus miracles, the answer lies in its symbolic significance … More I See Men as Trees Walking
A story from a woman called Louise.
A few years ago in my thirties, I was in a car accident that caused me some spinal damage and exacerbated a pre-existing pelvic condition, subsequently leaving me initially in a wheelchair … More How not to judge
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
Welcome to our service of Wholeness and Wellbeing for May, offered by our ALM Carol … More Wholeness and Wellbeing
Sometimes, it seems God has a sense of humour. Last weekend I had a look at the gospel for Wednesday’s service. John 6:35-40. “I am the bread of life” and “I will raise him up on the last day”. That got me thinking about Christian attitudes to the body … More Whose Body?
Welcome to our service of Wholeness and Wellbeing for April, offered by our ALM Carol.
We had a difficult decision to make a few weeks ago. Churches were given the option to stay open or to close during the current lockdown … More Many views, one body