This is a well-established favourite of our Sunday School! I think the children would choose to sing it every week if they could, but they are strictly limited to autumn only. The tune jauntily takes the singers through a list of experiences, not all of them autumnal, with a regular reminder to say, “thank you” … More Autumn Days – E White (1925-2011)
Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 25 September. we are still in Creationtide, and the theme today is The Storm. Rev Sue will preach and preside.
There were some issues with our livestream this morning, including complete loss of signal, and a 12 second lag between video and audio! However our techies have done their best for you – please bear with us. … More The Storm
Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Sunday 18 September 2022: Animal Sunday. Rev Sue will preside and Reader Christine will preach. We begin with the hymn “O worship the King all glorious above” … More Animal Sunday
Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Sunday 11 September, in which we mark the passing of our late Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III … More Mourning HM Queen Elizabeth II
As I write this the temperature outside is 30°C. That used to be exceptional – now I am taking it in my stride. On a similarly hot day in the gardens of Lambeth Palace, we were discussing Climate Change around the table. One bishop referred to the rains in his country becoming unpredictable … More When I with awesome wonder…
Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 4 September. Rev Sue will preach and preside, and we will welcome baby Georgiana to the family of Christ in her baptism this morning … More Sunday 4 September
Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 28 August. Fr Shaun joins us from St Mary’s to preach and preside.
We begin with the hymn “For the Healing of the Nations” … More St Augustine of Hippo
Like many of the pieces I write about in this blog, I was introduced to this song at a rehearsal of the Manchester Chorale. We were learning it for our summer concert programme in 2018. Imagine our pleasure when one of the Chorale members chose it as the bridal entry music for her wedding, and asked us to sing it for her … More I Will Come to You – M Fairbairn (b. 1986)
One of the themes that runs throughout the Old Testament is belonging to a particular place. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden, but after eating the forbidden fruit they are expelled and no longer allowed to live there. By the time of Abraham the stories are about a nomadic people and their flocks, who become enslaved in Egypt and then set out across the desert to find the promised land … More Belonging and Becoming
Like St George and many other saints, it is a little bit doubtful whether Margaret of Antioch, our patron saint, actually lived, and the stories about her definitely have a mythical feel to them, especially the famous one where she was swallowed by Satan in the form of a dragon but escaped alive when the cross she was carrying hurt the dragon’s insides so he let her out unharmed … More St Margaret of Antioch