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Easter week 2022

We had a special few days back together after the last two years of disruption. Maundy Thursday – a special meal, using words for bread and wine, but otherwise keeping things to a minimum this first year of not having Grayden with us. We used words that we have used before – see the resources… Read more »

Grayden Daniels – Promoted to Glory

This Sunday in bright sunshine and blue sky and birdsong, we met at the bandstand reeling from losing on Friday our beloved Grayden, husband to Barbara, father, grandfather, friend, companion, co-founder of ThirdSpace and inspiration to us all… Jeremy led us in a gentle time together and I adapted the following words from some found… Read more »

Community versus loneliness

This last Sunday Sarah and Karen led us for the first time. Sarah began with reading an extract from Ruby Wax’s book, ‘And now for the good news’ about our need for community, much of which made us laugh. Then Karen had us draw concentric cirles and to fill in names of those closest to… Read more »

Epiphany celebrated at the bandstand

We met this morning mindful of those who could not join us for differing reasons but grateful to be back after what seemed a prolonged absence. Julie led us with the following words, linked to Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Here is a man who embodied the seemingly contradictory qualities we must bring even to the hardest… Read more »

Stir up Sunday

This morning we met in bright sunshine – but it was COLD! We had planned for that! Everyone had a sheet witht eh ThirdSpace version of the Canticle of the Sun and walked around the park, using it, visiting the river and trees etc. Then we continued to walk and to pray what came to… Read more »

COP26

Meeting virtually today due to Covid and other seasonal viral infections amongst us, we concentrated our thoughts on God’s provision,  our beautiful planet and the responsibility we have to take care of it.  Look at Today with Gratitude Give thanks for the gifts of this day. Simple things – the first cup of tea of… Read more »

Reflections from Idsworth Church.

Jeremy led us this morning, using images and a prayer to be found in this 1000-year old church, which has outlasted its village and now sits alone in a field in Hampshire. The prayer gave the structure of our time together as we sheltered in the bandstand from drizzle and cascading autumn leaves… The prayer… Read more »

Prayer of Thanks

With signs of healing and words of justice, You revealed that another world is possible. You proclaimed news of another kingdom, You chose a life of nonviolent confrontation with the powers of your time. You restored wholeness to the sick and to those called impure. You tore down the boundaries of tribe, gender and sexuality… Read more »

JONATHAN DANIELS and RUBY SALES

Here’s what Steve did with us this morning! Welcome to nowness. We are invited by Jesus into the NOW – where the past is fixed and forgiven and the future hope yet to be fully realised. We are invited to this day. To NOW. We breath with our God-given breathe – YAH – WEH –… Read more »

Blessings and being part of it all

We had a very special time on Sunday morning – not least due to seeing Jo after the traumatic premature arrival of Esme (along with Simon and Evie) and Suzi with Polly (our first chace to congratulate Poll onher engagement! We used our litany of thanksgiving to start. Julie shared some words from Richard Rohr… Read more »