Posts By: barbara

War and Peace

Outside it is wet and as we shelter under the bandstand we look out onto a grey autumn scene.  Many of the trees now bare of leaves and the floor a glorious carpet of bronze and orange soggy leaves. It seems an appropriately sombre morning for Remembrance Sunday. Leader Lord God the source of all good… Read more »

Rooted and Grounded

Autumn colours and mists pervaded the park as we met this week.  We were really aware of the change in the season. As Wend had said she felt more connected with the earth by meeting outside I thought we should continue what we started discussing on Wednesday evening in Moca  – Ian Adams “Reconnecting with the Earth”… Read more »

Journey

This last Sunday at the bandstand it was a ‘bring and share’ – i.e. anyone could bring any contribution to our time together. Wendy kicked off with the theme of pilgrimage, having been at Nevern in Pembrokeshire on the ancient pilgrimage route to St David’s, where there is a very old Celtic cross. With an… Read more »

In the midst of life we are in death

We were all fooled this morning into thinking the sunshine would be warm, dressed in our summer togs we found a place out of the wind then we were able to celebrate meeting to worship God with stoicism. We opened our worship with something adapted from Jonny Baker: God of justice, peace and righteousness come into our midst… Read more »

Keep Moving

I chose the theme of Keep Moving for Sunday morning worship for three reasons; The weather forecast told of extremely cold conditions and a screaming wind straight from the Arctic. (We would need to keep moving to prevent us from getting too cold.) We are studying a book called “We make the Road by Walking”… Read more »

Advent Fuddle

Like our friendship groups and our work places we had a pre Christmas Fuddle in the Band Stand (Fuddle a Derbyshire term for bringing along something to share – usually food) This involved each one of us bringing along something inspirational to share for the last Sunday at the Bandstand before Christmas, the last Sunday… Read more »

Third Space Lord’s Prayer

I was listening to a service on the radio a couple of weeks ago and the congregation recited the Lord’s Prayer. So on a beautiful autumn morning we spent time in prayer using the Lord’s prayer as our model. Christians seem to use this prayer in a variety of ways. Some us it as a… Read more »

Bonkers about Conkers

We arrived at the bandstand on this first cold misty autumn morning to be greeted with the sight of a table groaning under the weight of hundreds of conkers.    So what is it all about? We had been asked to bring along something that represented harvest to each one of us. To Paul conkers said it… Read more »