Posts By: wendy

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 »

Of rocks and stones and rain and water

This last Sunday the weather suddenly broke and we met in the midst of heavy rain and bleak, low cloud – a first in a long time! We thought of those in the world who say rain as a sign of God’s rich blessing and of the Shekinah – the intense presence of God in… Read more »

Knowing God

So this morning at the bandstand, in glorious sunshine and warmth, we began with a prayer by David Adam called Veni Creator: Come Lord Come down Come in Come among us Come as the wind To move us Come as the light To prove us Come as the night To rest us Come as the… Read more »