Posts By: barbara


We were greeted this morning in the bandstand with two mystery bundles. So what what was that all about then? Paul talked about recently having seen the film Les Miserables – the over riding message that he got from the film was “Redemption” Whatever we are really like, however dark and polluted we are there… Read more »

Enough is Enough!

The dimmed lighting and haunting music mixed with the images illuminated around the room made for a restful, thought provoking, contemplative space.                   With the theme of Enough is Enough we looked at:     We spent time;                   … Read more »

S’no fun this weather – Oh yes it is!

Snow covering the peaks, the park and the bandstand, all wrapped up warm in many layers – meeting outside that’s what it’s all about.     Worship for a snowy day. Sisters and brothers God’s presence is here and we are gathered to offer him thanks and praise. Thank you, Lord that we are unique… Read more »

Christmas morning at the Bandstand

An unusually mild morning found us sharing the park with dog walkers and children trying out their new bikes, Our enthusiastic Christmas greetings to each other took care of any further chill in the air. In brief we shared contributions that we had brought along which included; A Christmas Liturgy from 2 Christmas carols… Read more »


  We met on the last Sunday in Advent traditionally a time when churches take part in a service of nine lessons and carols. This morning Third Space did their our own version of this tradition adding a few little twists and edits. This tradition was started in 1880 by the Bishop of Truro with… Read more »

Advent Breakfast

Bandstand being used … Victorian Market Marquees … Fairground rides … What has happened to the park? Knowing the Victorian Christmas Market was being held and the bandstand was being used by others we had to go to plan B An advent breakfast Swedish Style. We started in brilliant sunshine and sharp frost, but not the dark morning… Read more »


We met on Sunday in glorious sunshine, after a frosty night. We were warm and cosily wrapped up against the cold. The colours and the scenery were breathtaking.   As we looked around we noticed the newly refurbished roof inside the bandstand. No fund raising, no thermometer (well it would have registered near freezing anyway). What… Read more »

Head Space

Questions we considered in the pub tonight. Topically we had a look at what we thought about the decision of Synod to shut the door of the house of Bishops to Women. The question out of the hat read: “Many Anglo-Catholics and evangelicals come here to represent their town tribal loyalty rather than the dioceses that… Read more »

Remembrance Sunday 11.11.12

We met at the bandstand on a beautiful sunny, frosty autumn morning. The colours of the trees were resplendent in the sunshine. We added to our numbers with an extra dog!               As it was the 11th November we had decided to lead quite a traditional Remembrance Day service. This I… Read more »