For various reasons this piece needed to be written on the 2nd January. It was hard to get my head around where we’ll be in February! Lent is the obvious topic so it got me thinking. What is the difference between New Year’s Resolutions and Lenten disciplines? They can look very similar but delve deeper and there are big differences … More Resolutions: Beginning again
I don’t know whether any of you have seen the film Pleasantville. It’s an American film from 1998 about a teenage boy, David, and his sister Jennifer. They are very different. Jennifer is a party girl – David is obsessed with a black and white 1950’s sitcom set in a Midwest town called Pleasantville. One evening, alone in the house they fight over the remote control and break it … More Pleasantville
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
The word abide is not a common word nowadays and yet it is used yet it is used eight times in this short passage. It is also mentioned in our second reading – God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them … More ABIDE IN ME
We’ve just heard one of the best-known parables of Jesus. It speaks of the sower sowing the seed. Some of the seed was eaten by birds, some choked by weed, some didn’t have enough soil to send down roots. But some produced flourishing plants that themselves produced plenty of grain … More Letting the Word take root and flourish.
I wonder if anyone played the game of careers as a child? It was a board game, a bit like monopoly, although instead of buying property, as you moved around the board you followed different occupations, which would bring you happiness, money or fame. You set your own goals at the beginning, and won by being the first to achieve them. It gave a very simple message – life is a competition, success is what matters … More There is no Pecking Order in the Kingdom of God
On Sunday 23 April, Rev Deborah’s sermon served as her report on the past year for our Annual Parochial Church Meeting … More APCM REPORT 2017