Posts By: barbara

Gifts for Emerging Church

Another beautiful sunny day at the bandstand. It is on mornings like this I rejoice that we can meet outside.   Opening Worship. God of generosity, justice and peace come into our midst this morning, Breathe your breath, Your Holy Spirit, Your enlivening, Your imagination on us. Wake us up, Open our eyes,    … Read more »

Happy Easter

Despite the cold, dull and windy morning we were greeted by birdsong and blossom in the park reminding us that although the temperature seemed to be telling us otherwise the spring season was upon us.   Setting the scene we read John 20:11-18 Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene “11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As… Read more »

The Last Supper

Sharing a meal together has always been a special time for those of us in Third Space. So trying to understand something of the tradition of the Passover Meal that Jesus would have shared with his disciples before his arrest and crucifixion was something we attempted to do. With thanks to Michele Guinness and her… Read more »

Guerilla Gardening

Ever fancied improving the environment? How about a spot of guerilla gardening. In the autumn we planted some snowdrop bulbs around the park as a symbol of hope and resurrection. (See Snowdrops and Stones 6th October 2013)     It’s great to see little clumps of the delicate blooms dancing in the breeze and know it… Read more »

So what do you believe about Original Sin?

Gathering at the bandstand this morning we opened our worship by taking advantage of the beautiful scenery that surrounds us in the park. The hills, the trees and flowers along with the birdsong and chatter of children playing happily, all helped us to glorify God.   As is our practise at Third Space – a… Read more »

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

The evening of Wednesday, 26th February found us at Designate@thegate showing a film for Fairtrade Fortnight. “Black Gold” is about the world coffee trade, and focuses on coffee farmers in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Multinational companies dominate the coffee industry which is worth over $80 Billion annually, making it the most valuable commodity on… Read more »

What’s New?

So what is new at Third Space? Rumour has it that some members were seen disguised as Fairtrade Bananas this weekend in the Great Derbyshire Dales Fairtrade Banana Relay. Phew! and in preparation for such an energetic event …. Third Spacers went away for the weekend together to an idyllic setting in Yorkshire’s Bronte country…. Read more »

The UK Gold

“A shining piece of film-making on the darkness at the heart of the City … this is a film no one should avoid” DAILY MIRROR “The City of London’s murky tax avoidance all wrapped up with Queen and Empire” THOM YORKE Wednesday, 29th January, was Third Space film night at Designate. Although the evening was… Read more »

Renewed prayer for 2014

At the start of each year we review our prayers from the previous one,  We write our prayers on labels and attach them to a walking stick which hangs up at Holly House where we meet every other week. These hang as a continual reminder to pray for those we know who are in need…. Read more »


In celebrating Epiphany Sunday we learnt about gifts, journey, stars, and revisited thoughts about who the Magi were and where they might have come from. Epiphany means manifestation, appearance revelation. So it celebrates the revealing of Jesus to the Gentiles, represented by the Magi. Reading Matthew 2: 1 – 18 Thoughts on the Magi There… Read more »