Due to the Covid-19 national lockdown in the UK, our Remembrance Service this year was pre-recorded at St Margaret’s. You can watch – and join in with – the service, hymns and Act of Remembrance here … More Remembrance Sunday 2020
I was first introduced to the work of Will Todd in the summer of 2019 when the Manchester Chorale began rehearsing his “Mass in Blue” … More Like a Rainbow Shining – Will Todd (1970-present)
This sermon was given by Rev Sue. You can read it again here: It had been quite day. Jesus had been preaching at the morning worship at the synagogue, where he had healed a man, who was probably in today’s terms psychotic. From there he had gone back to Simon’s house for lunch, found his … More The Desert
Perhaps one of music’s most infamous compositions is John Cage’s 1952 piece, 4’33” (pronounced Four Minutes Thirty Three Seconds, or more simply, Four-Thirty Three) … More The Sound of Silence
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
On the afternoon of Sunday 5 March a group of St Margaret and St George’s parishioners gathered at the vicarage for the first of our Lent sessions about Creative Prayer, beginning with poetry. This session was led by Rev Deborah. She set the context for praying by reading poetry, praying by listening to poetry, and praying through writing poetry … More Creative Prayer for Lent #1 – Poetry
An abridged version of this article first appeared in the November issue of our parish magazine. Here it is in full. Perhaps one of music’s most infamous compositions is John Cage’s 1952 piece, 4’33” (pronounced Four Minutes Thirty Three Seconds, or more simply, Four-Thirty Three) … More The Sound of Silence
Advent with Mary 2016 – this quiet afternoon of prayer, reflection and music was prepared and offered by our Reader, Carol O, on Advent Sunday 2016.
Mary’s story lays before us just how costly saying “Yes!” to God can be. We are invited in the silences to place our own story alongside hers and see what we can learn about the effects of an intervening God let loose in our lives … More Mary’s “Yes!”
This sermon was preached by Rev Deborah on Remembrance Sunday 2016.
All of us are aware of what silence is and yet there are many types of silence. There is the silence of glorying in a dawn of a new day.There is the companionable silence of two people being together and not having to say anything to each other. There is the silence and stillness of our souls that comes from being in the presence of God – whether that is through prayer, reflection, meditation or simply being … More Remembrance Sunday 2016