I have written before that sometimes I hear, sing or play a piece of music and just have to write about it immediately. It can then sit for quite some time waiting for an appropriate time for publication … More Better is Peace (Jenkins 2001)
The Gospel today speaks of wars and rumours of wars, natural disasters and all this can sound fearful even apocalyptic, but there is also the message of hope and peace to be found in the reading … More 2nd Before Advent
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 in the Valley of Peace
This address was first delivered by Rev Deborah at the midnight service on Christmas Eve 2016.
There are many different headlines that hit the news. Just occasionally an inspiring event or a heart warming action may hit the headlines … More Good News!
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
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