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
Today (July 25th) was a very exciting day. We re-introduced singing for the first time in well over a year. It was the first Sunday after the lifting of lockdown restrictions. What a difference music and singing make, especially having been deprived of singing for so long … More Let the Music Play!
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 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
At our recent Inspiring Music in Worship group meeting a question was asked, “How would you plan Sunday morning differently if you knew Jesus was the guest preacher?” … More Trinity Sunday: Faith
This sermon was preached by Rev Sue on Sunday 16 May. Here it is for you again:
Three years ago, my life changed forever. One morning mending my net he came up and called me to follow him. I dropped everything and left. When someone who sees right through you, pettiness, selfishness included, and who still loves you like a brother … More The in-between Sunday
Rev Sue preached this sermon on Wednesday 12 May – the day before Ascension Day. Here it is for you again:
I don’t know whether you have ever been to Glastonbury. As a child looking out from our garden, I could see the distinctive shape of Glastonbury Tor rising out of the Somerset levels … More Knowing the unknown God
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
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout Lent we are pleased to offer you an appropriate Lenten hymn.
The sixth week of Lent is Holy Week and today is Easter Eve … More Rock of Ages