Good Friday

The way of the cross is one of hope and salvation. Many of us find using the Stations of the Cross as a way we can put ourselves among the crowds following Jesus along the Via Dolorosa, that rough and rugged path up to the hill of Golgotha, outside the walls of Jerusalem … More Good Friday

Candlemas

We all know Candlemas as the time in the Christian year when we bless the candles that are used in church throughout the year and as the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple when it was customary for parents to present their baby boy in the temple to give thanks to God … More Candlemas

Transfiguration

When I was a teenager (and before I had come to a personal faith), I recognised that there was something different in the faces of those that I knew that believed. Before I understood that it was the Holy Spirit shining out of them, I used to describe this phenomenon as them having “ITV” faces which drew its analogy from the sparkly radiance that make up and lights achieved in a TV studio … More Transfiguration

Transfiguration

We heard this sermon from our Reader Christine on Sunday 6 August 2017.

Transfiguration – a dictionary definition says; a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.

I don’t think we could describe Jesus’ transfiguration any better, but explaining it is a bit more difficult … More Transfiguration

Lent 5

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