Posts By: wendy

Lindisfarne comes to the bandstand!

Steve and I were just back from Northumbria and brought some shells from Holy Island to facilitate our worship. It was COLD, so we spent just 15 minutes outdoors and did the rest at Cool River. We began using a meditation from the brilliant David Adam as we walked around the park trying to look… Read more »

Finding the kingdom of God

We started in the cold at the bandstand listening nonetheless to birdsong in the trees, reading the following: Psalm 19: 1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use… Read more »

Christmas Eve at the bandstand

So, it was relatively mild this morning – although Paul would hotly (?) dispute that! It was good to have Kitty and Harry back with us and we had a very festive bring and share time of worship together. Paul began with a favourite and heartfelt Psalm of thanksgiving, then Grayden shared two articles from… Read more »

Beatitudes in the park

This morning we had prayer stations around the park – one for each of the Beatitudes from Matthew 5, using the paraphrase from The Message. I hadn’t read them in this version before and found them so accessible. This is what we had at each place: the verses tied to a tree / bridge /… Read more »

New liturgies at the bandstand

So, this morning at the bandstand in bright sunshine under blue skies we feasted our eyes and happily joined together in saying our newly created                         Litany of thanksgiving: For this time, this place, this day, these people For calling us to this church, this freedom, this worship We give thanks to the Lord for he… Read more »

Last Supper at Holly House!

Last night we shared a wonderful meal together, celebrating 2 new births, welcoming an old friend (now old enough to be a Grannie!) and taking time to focus on Holy Week, which we are all dispersed for this year. The words we used for the sharing of bread and wine are words I put together… Read more »

To turn, turn…

We began our worship this morning with the loudest birdsong ever and sun breaking through (despite predicted rain) to Isaiah 45: 8-12, 18-24: (The Message). Do look it up in that version – it is brilliant – and perfect for Lent… I found it on the basis of the words ‘So turn to me and… Read more »

This morning at the bandstand

This morning amongst other things we shared in these home grown words and thoughts… An Emerging Creed. We are people who…… Have found Jesus to be beyond compare. Invite all to join us without insisting they become like us. Find more reality in searching and questioning than in certainty and absolutes. Realise that how we… Read more »

From seeds to trees and non-trees!

This morning’s gathering was inspired by Fiona’s excellent input last Sunday, focusing on seeds and involving a beautiful walk in glorious autumn sunshine, our book that we are starting to study ‘Short stories by Jesus’ by Amy-Jill Levine and an article – worth googling – entitled ‘Trees have feeling too’ by Peter Wohlleben. I guess… Read more »

Harry’s baptism

  What a joyful, joy-filled day! ThirdSpace’s first baptism: a momentous day for us all but particularly for Harry of course! Almost 30 of us met at the bandstand where we began with these words: We gather this morning in the name of the Creator, who creates time and space, galaxies and stars and planets. In the… Read more »