Posts By: wendy

Socially distanced and in exile…

This morning 7 of us met and stood at a distance around the perimeter of the bandstand in glorious sunshine and a bitter wind! So much had happened since meeting last week: the ground had shifted, workplaces left behind, holidays cancelled, routines lost, social events shut down and certainties now a thing of the past…. Read more »

What comes our way…

Fi led this Sunday and this is her stuff – which we all found so helpful… Mama always said: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” (Forest Gump)   One of the things I’ve really appreciated about my community at Third Space is its flexibility to bend and… Read more »

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 »