This article first appeared in the May 2018 issue of our parish magazine, and was written against a backdrop of chemical attacks and reprisal bombings in Syria, protracted Brexit negotiations … More A Place at the Table
Welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Pentecost – which you may also know as Whitsun. This is the day upon which we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.
We begin with the traditional Pentecost hymn, “Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire” … More Pentecost, aka Whitsun
All of a sudden, they understood! The scared disciples becoming courageous proclaimers, the hesitant and doubt filled ones now bold and assured, the Aramaic speaking ones, now heard in all possible tongues. What was happening? … More Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
On the Seventh Day of Christmas, My True Love Sent to Me: Seven Swans a-Swimming. This gift is about the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: prophecy, ministry, teaching, exhortation, giving, leading, and compassion. As swans are one of the most beautiful and graceful creatures on earth, they would seem to be a perfect symbol for … More New Year’s Eve: the 7th Day of Christmas
Rev Sue celebrated the Eucharist for Trinity Sunday at St Margaret’s church Prestwich, assisted by Bishop David. The preacher was our Reader Christine … More Trinity Sunday 2020
God – we gather in your presence. Father – we long for more of you. Jesus – we place you at the centre. Holy Spirit – come and fill our time together … More Trinity
This article comes to you against a backdrop of chemical attacks and reprisal bombings in Syria, protracted Brexit negotiations, teenage mental health issues at an all time high, endemic loneliness amongst the elderly in our society, poverty and food banks as a norm in the UK, the world’s oceans clogged up with plastics, more high school shootings in the USA, grotesque power-posturing by political world leaders, and countless other atrocities at home and around the world … More A Place at the Table