What does tonight mean to us? Is it joy, wonder or worry?
Christmas can be difficult for many of us as we are bombarded by adverts and demands that we should be having fun all the time and spending more than we have. This then adds to the pressure of Christmas and can affect relationships when people are rushing backwards and forwards to the shops and doing everything else that goes along with it … More CHRISTMAS EVE 2022 – Midnight Mass
Today as we celebrate the first Sunday in advent, we also remember that it is the first Sunday of the Church’s New Year and we begin to prepare for Christmas Day. Yes, I’ve said it Christmas Day (I think we can now officially say it as it’s only 4 weeks today!!) … More Advent Sunday 2022
In the church calendar November is a sombre time of the year. Although it starts with a celebration on All Saints Day, we quickly move to remembering the departed on All Souls and then to Remembrance Sunday … More Rev Sue’s November letter to the parish
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
The last twelve months have seen us adjusting gradually to life with fewer restrictions, although, ironically, many of us did contract Covid during that time. Precautions have become a matter for personal choice, rather than mandated by the government, so we have been tentatively bringing back elements of our life together … More How is God calling you to serve?
Good morning and welcome to holy communion for Sunday 24 April, the second Sunday of Easter, sometimes referred to as “Low” Sunday. Rev Sue preaches and presides … More “Low” Sunday
Many of you will know that I have spent a few days recently at the Hotel Christie due to a little cocktail mix of chemo, flu jab, COVID booster and a drain procedure compounded a low immune system. I am fine now! … More Gaudete Sunday
I have written before that sometimes I hear, sing or play a piece of music and just have to write about it immediately. It can then sit for quite some time waiting for an appropriate time for publication. So it was with this. Written in December 2017, this is the right time: the commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War … More Better is Peace (Jenkins 2001)
November is the time for remembrance, whether the private memories on All Souls Day or the public recollection on Remembrance Sunday. In this poem Kathy Galloway does not shy away from the difficult emotions … More There will be peace between us￼
Welcome to our service of Remembrance, Rev Deborah presided and Rev Sue preached.
We began with the hymn “Lord for the Years” … More Remembrance 2021