Posts By: wendy

At the turn of the decades at the bandstand

We began with these words after a moment of listening to birdsong and taking time to appreciate the stillness of the morning: We are here at the invitation of God The God who lured us into his kingdom Speaking forgiveness and acceptance and love And brought us here together to be welcomed at this place…. Read more »

Christmas at the bandstand

So in the lead up to Christmas we made some angel decorations to place around the park for people to take away with them. Fiona had found instructions on DIY Christmas Ornaments: Twine Angels and we spent a hilarious evening making the angels – some finding the creative task more challenging than others! We attached… Read more »

3 stones at the bandstand

This morning we met in a very wet bandstand, back for the first time since the floods. We had a stone of choice to hold throughout our time together and used the words of John Bell’s ‘Three Stone Meditations’ from his book ‘He was in the world’ (Wildgoose publications). For copyright reasons I won’t reproduce… Read more »

A time to…..

Last Sunday Fiona led us at the bandstand and there was SO much food for thought. We walked with the following words and reconvened to share our responses, pray and share bread and wine. Do enjoy a read! I love the changing seasons but I am not a fan of the seasons changing. The creeping,… Read more »

Thanks offerings at the bandstand

This morning in glorious sunshine we began our worship with St Francis’ words in the Canticle of the Creatures (or Sun) as we included brother sun, the clouds and wind, all were magnificently present in praising God!! We next took away to benches or wanderings around the park Romans 12 in the Message version. I… Read more »

Learning to see at the bandstand

Apologies for the many words used here – sift your way through for any you find useful. Steve and I were just back from a week in the Southern Lakes and this morning was a series of snapshots from our visit to Cartmel Priory, prayers from a new David Adam book from there – ‘Fire… Read more »

Celebrating St Brendan at the bandstand

Once again we drew inspiration from the Celtic saint, this time using words adapted from the brilliant book Celtic Worship Through The Year by Ray Simpson. We began: Leader: In the name of our sending God In the name of the pilgrim Jesus In the name of the wind-like Spirit In the name of the… Read more »

Bring and share at the bandstand

It was our first rally chilly morning for many months but it was dry and we were happy to meet Jeremy and Sue and to discover several people we have in common – it really is such a small world! We began with words from Ecclesiastes 3 about time for everything which Fiona had found… Read more »

Of birds and hippos at the bandstand!

Out time together in stunning sunshine and falling leaves and birdsong began with us writing three words describing our week. These were laid on a table – a sign of what was important to us that we had come with. We then focused on what we had come to… Considering the beauty of our surroundings,… Read more »