Posts By: barbara

Are We Forest Church?

We split our time this morning between meeting in the bandstand and under the stark, bare winter beauty of the weeping beech. Looking on the internet last week for some resources about outdoor church I came across the following: “If you asked me to describe a transcendent moment, the first one that jumps to mind… Read more »

Putting Jesus back into Christmas

Frost glistening on the grass, winter sun rising over Riber if we were singers we would have sung out … “In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,                                      Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;”… Read more »

Hands and Feet

Autumn seems to have struck … A misty morning, temperature low – what a shame we have  been asked to wear sandals. Moving to the place under the beech tree we love so much we began with a Litany from the Iona Community Worship Book The God of Columba  The litany reminded us of those… Read more »

Being Like Jesus

Meeting outside and enjoying the sunshine and bird song I often whimsically think we may be a bit “Franciscan”. So I began to look at the life of St. Francis.    A few months ago at Third Space  we talked about how in today’s world only certain types of Christians seem to get respect. Poets,… Read more »

Head Space

Drinks and lively discussion around the questions pulled out of the hat :     “Apparently you follow the rabbit down the hole ad you emerge in a wonderland …”   Who said this and in what context? If you were famous what would you like to be famous for doing? Have you ever been… Read more »

It’s Winter

Two things happened this week which dictated what we did this morning. Firstly after preparing something on Jesus’ parable of the Wedding Banquet our printer stopped working. While we were discussing what to do we heard a weather forecast saying Sunday morning would either be VERY cold or VERY wet. So we decided to change… Read more »

Enigma

We gathered at the bandstand with the music (Nimrod (Enigma Variation 9) (Elgar 1889) playing.   Jesus being one of our values we have decided over the coming weeks to look more closely at his words. Who was Jesus? – Two-thousand years ago, a carpenter left his home to preach in ancient Israel. His message changed the world and has… Read more »

Easter Sunday

 It was grand to meet with our friends on Easter Sunday morning. What followed was a time of worship in which several of us brought a contribution.   John 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed… Read more »