I don’t know whether you remember the children’s story “Five Children and It”. The “it” refers to the Psammead, a sand fairy, encountered by four children and their baby brother when they are playing in a gravel pit. The Psammead promises them a wish between them every day, the effects of which will disappear at sunset. Of course, it all goes wrong … More Teach us to pray
I think most readers of these articles know that for me, music is a key component of worship. This came up in a recent Bible Study discussion about worship, and I commented how frustrating it is when congregants complain that they didn’t know all the hymns … More When all else fails, Listen
I remember one of my first French lessons at school was on how to greet people. We were taught “How are you?” “Comment allez vous?”, and the reply “Tres bien. Et vous”. Annoying 11-year-old that I was, my hand went up. “What do I say if I’m not very well?”. The teacher replied, “You still say ‘Tres bien’”. It’s good manners … More How are you?
Harvest Praise 2020 comes to you from St Margaret’s Prestwich. Do please join in with the prayers and singing at home. … More Harvest Praise
There is an ancient Greek myth about a very rich king called Midas. He lived in a castle with his beautiful daughter. He was totally obsessed with money. He used to spend his days counting his hoard of gold coins … More Praying when we have no words
This sermon was given by Rev Deborah on Wednesday 8 May 2019. You can listen again here … More Julian of Norwich