As it happened, the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing fell on a Tuesday, the day on which the Chorale meets to rehearse each week. May of us would like to have been in St Anne’s Square that evening taking part in the commemorations, but we were committed to our rehearsals. Instead we began with this song, then held a minute silence … More A Flower Remembered (Rutter – words and music, 1945-present)
In a museum, many years ago, there was an amazing exhibit. It was a tiny globe, just a few feet in diameter, yet it held so much mystery and so much beauty within it that people travelled for miles and miles, just to see it. There were always crowds around it and queues lined up, patiently waiting for their turn to view the wonder … More October’s Letter from the Vicar
The theme of our retreat at Parcivall Hall this year was ‘On Holiday with God’. Although God is with us at all times and we do not need to ‘go on holiday with God’, a retreat is the opportunity to put aside time specifically to be with God … More On Holiday with God
Last month Rev Deborah and I chose the theme of walking with Jesus for Messy Church.
We began with an activity about his birth and then focussed on a couple of parables and miracles. Trying to imagine ourselves walking with Jesus as the disciples had, watching and learning from him … More Walking with Jesus
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
Liturgy is one of those words that is frequently used, but rarely explained. When people say that they don’t need to come to church to pray, they can pray at home, that is perfectly trues, but rather misses the point. Because in church we are not just praying and reading the Bible, but we are worshipping God together in a structured way. And that is what we mean by liturgy … More What is liturgy?
Have you ever thought of joining us for Peregrini morning prayer? Peregrini prayer is based on five rhythms of grace … More Praying Alphabetically
The woman had heard that Jesus was coming to town. From somewhere she dredged up her last little bit of hope. For 12 years she had been trying every remedy under the sun. It wasn’t just a question of being drained and anaemic from the continual loss of blood. It was also the shame of being unclean … More Our deepest longing
This reflection was given by our Authorised Lay Minister Carol during Morning Worship on on Sunday 13 June 2021.
During Lent we received a packet of seeds to plant representing new life, nurture, and growth. Let’s call these our Kingdom Seeds … More Kingdom Seeds – a reflection by ALM Carol O