At our grandson’s nursery there are two forbidden words, which they refer to as the N word and the A word. Now the N word is “naughty”, and I can understand why we might not want to use that … More Be Angry, but do not Sin
This sermon was given by Rev Deborah on Wednesday 4 July 2018. Do have a listen to it here … More Authority
Communication is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Particularly when we really listen.
I don’t know about your experience but, sometimes I feel that I am not being listened to terribly well by the teenagers in my life … More When God Speaks
This is one of my favourite hymns, learned at High Down County Junior School, Portishead, back in the 1970s, and always sung with gusto by everyone present. I never quite understood who Julie was … More O Jesus I Have Promised
This song is based on the solo “Gabriel’s Oboe”, music composed by Ennio Morricone for the 1986 film “The Mission”. A few years later Sarah Brightman begged Morricone to allow her to set lyrics to the music, and eventually he relented … More Nella Fantasia
Today’s gospel is a continuation from last week’s when Jesus told his disciples “not to worry” and Sue led us through the passage.
Jesus is continuing to speak to his disciples, before his arrest, after Judas has left the last supper … More The Promise of The Advocate
The fourth session of this year’s Lent course explored the use of Tai Chi as a way into silent contemplative prayer. Originally a form of Chinese martial art (not to be confused with Tai Kwon DoTai Chi!), Tai Chi is commonly practised throughout … More Creative Prayer for Lent #4 – Tai Chi
This week’s Lent session on Creative Prayer was led by Rev Janet Butterworth, and focused on Art as a medium for creative prayer … More Creative Prayer for Lent #2 – Art
Simeon spent his whole life waiting. At last, Jesus’ parents took him to the temple to be presented as a new born baby. Simeon took Him in his arms and knew that his long wait was over … More Song of Simeon, or Nunc Dimittis
Many years ago, when the newly married Aidan and I were looking at a potential job, we visited the parish concerned on a Sunday prior to interviews. During coffee afterwards a lady, on discovering that I had been a cradle catholic now received into the Anglican Church, replied “Never mind, dear. I’ll pray for your conversion!” … More Christian Unity