As you know, restrictions across England have now been lifted, including those in places of worship. After reading the guidelines for the coming out of Lockdown with regards to the Church of England I have consulted with the wardens/deputy wardens, some members of all our congregations and the ministry team to gauge people’s thoughts, concerns and worries … More Resuming Worship after the Lifting of Restrictions
Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Sunday 25 July. This is our first since lockdown restrictions were completely lifted, and you will see some significant changes to our worship. However, we’re still being sensible, cautious, and behaving with utmost respect for other … More The miracle of a free lunch
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?
Good morning and a very warm welcome to our service of Holy Communion, celebrating our patron saint, St Margaret of Antioch. We also celebrate music! Despite Covid regulations still restricting singing during worship, today we share with you all we recently learned during the “Inspiring Music in Worship” course attended by many of our music group, Maggie’s Music Makers. Rev Sue will preside, Rev Deborah will preach, and Reader Christine will share with us the reasons behind each hymn choice … More The Importance of Music in Worship
It’s June. After one of the wettest Mays on record, many of us are hoping and praying for a drier, sunnier summer. Many of us are also hoping and praying for the return of some of the freedoms we took for granted until March last year … More What a Wonderful World (Weiss & Thiele, arr. Brymer)
This well known poem was written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye in response to a conversation with a Jewish friend. The friend had fled Germany for America, and for obvious reasons was unable to be with her terminally ill mother when she died … More Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep (ME Frye 1905-2004)
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
The liturgical theme for the fourth Sunday of Easter is always “the Good Shepherd” – who is of course Jesus. There are many references in the gospels of Jesus likening himself to the shepherd of a flock (in which we are the sheep), and of course there is the famous parable of the Lost Sheep … More Love Leadeth Me (Chris O’Hara)
Is it only me that has a favourite compendium of sacred anthems? It’s “the blue and yellow one”, also known as “Anthems for Choirs 2: Twenty-four Anthems for Sopranos and Altos (unison and 2-part)” … More The Song of the Tree of Life – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout Lent we have been pleased to offer you an appropriate Lenten hymn. Today is Easter Monday. Christ is risen – so here is a celebratory bonus hymn. Please join in with our singing group! … More Thine be the Glory