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)
Welcome to our service of Holy Communion for the second Sunday of Lent. The liturgical theme is Sacrifice. We begin by singing together “Take up Thy Cross”: https://fb.watch/3Xb2uEjm7g/ The Anthem today is “Dido’s Lament” (Purcell) We conclude with “O Jesus, I have promised”:
In her service of Holy Communion this morning, Rev Deborah ponders what is meant by “lament” … More What is lament?
On Passion Sunday 2020 Rev Deborah gave this sermon. It was recorded in the vicarage garden, and you may have seen the video already. Here is the text so you can ponder it again … More Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead
This sermon was given by Rev Deborah on Sunday 29 December 2019, and was based on: Isaiah 63-7-9 Hebrews 2:10-28 Matthew 2:13-23 My Andrew, his brother and I were sitting having a ‘snacky’ tea – one of those where you use up the bits and pieces from the last few days. Andrew asked, ‘is it … More Sober Up Sunday/Lament and Hope
Our readings today take us from the dry bones of Ezekiel through to the gift of life after death for Lazarus in our fourth personal encounter with Jesus in John’s gospel. It is a story of lament, of resurrection and of joy in new life … More Lent 5