music: Maurice Greene (1696-1755), words Psalm 65, vv9,12 This article was written for the October issue of our parish magazine. About a year ago, in the autumn of 2020 we had endured a full national lockdown, a summer of somewhat eased restrictions, and were entering a time of less-than-clear tiered restrictions. If memory serves, that … More Thou Visitest the Earth
2018 has been a year of remembrance with concerts to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the Great War reaching their climax in November … More We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace – trad spiritual, arr. Hogan (1957-2003)
Regular readers will know how important music is to me, and much has been said about the importance of music in worship over recent weeks – in a weekly course, in our church services and in magazine articles. It has been all the more poignant for the long absence of music from our worship, and its reintroduction at the end of July … More When is a ‘Performance’ not a ‘Performance’?
Have you noticed that during June and into July Maggie’s Music Makers treated you to several instances of communion setting contrafactum? All were taken from “Hymns Old and New” (HON) – our trusty orange hymn book … More Communion Settings
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
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
At 8pm on Monday 4 January 2021 our Prime Minister broadcast live to the nation that the whole of the UK would be going into full lockdown with immediate effect … More How Can I Keep from Singing? – Lowry (1826-99), arr. Bullard (b.1947)