I have recently renewed my passport. I some ways, it’s one of the most important things I own. Without it, I can’t travel abroad, or, much worse, if I am abroad, come home. If it is stolen, then what we call identity theft might occur … More Citizenship
Angels have been a source of fascination for people for millennia, and over the years traditions have developed and evolved which have taken us well away from their Biblical roots. Generally speaking, in the Bible, there are two sorts of angels, the ones in visions of the throne of God, and the ones the act as messengers … More The Ladder to Heaven
As a butterfly soared overhead, one caterpillar said to the other, ‘You’ll never get me up in one of those things.’ … More What Resurrection Means
Which of us has not ever sung “Jerusalem”? … More Jerusalem William Blake (1757-1827) and Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet, was an English composer, probably best known for stirring hymns and anthems such as “Jerusalem” and “I Was Glad” … More “There is a Country Far Beyond the Stars” Parry (1848-1918)
Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who pours out his Holy Spirit on us through his Word and Sacraments … More Commentary on Luke 12:49-53
This sermon was given by Rev Deborah on Wednesday 13 June 2018. You can listen again here … More One Bride for Seven Brothers
Since joining the Manchester Chorale in April 2016 I have been introduced to a wealth of new choral music, some sacred, some secular, and some – like “Stars” – that seems to build a bridge between the two … More Stars – Erik Esenvalds (b. 1977)
A long time favourite, I was reminded of this hymn in May 2017 when I attended an Open Day at Trinity Laban Conservatoire … More I Vow to Thee My Country
This sermon was given by our priest-in-training, Sue, on Sunday 16 July 2017.
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
Who doesn’t love a story? Maybe you are getting excited about the new season of Game of Thrones, or like to take a good novel on holiday with you. … More Matthew 13:44-46