Posts Categorized: General

All Saints Day in the park

Paul writes: Today we met in the park (appropriately socially-distanced!) for the last time before lockdown.  Fiona had found it was All Saints Day and the lectionary reading was the Beatitudes so we read round them in The Message (which, being less familiar, makes one think more about the meaning and perhaps emphasises their immediacy)… Read more »

Machinations about our calling

Kintsugi – The Japanese method of creating art from broken  ceramic objects. So today we met in the park, under the weeping beech, setting up two groups of chairs to meet the ‘Rule of six’ restrictions (even though we could potentially be a whole group, socially distanced, as a church. We had about 30 minutes… Read more »

Narrowing the fitness gap

I came across an article in the paper well before lockdown which got me thinking, and for obvious reasons, the person who is the focus of the article has appeared in several other articles much more recently. He’s Sir Muir Gray : one of the UK’s leading medical figures (no I’d never heard of him… Read more »

SEEK JUSTICE!

Desmond Tutu recalls when he was a young person, one day he was out walking  with his mother when a white man, an Anglican priest named Trevor Huddleston, tipped his hat to her, it was the first time he had ever seen a white man pay this respect to a black woman. The incident had… Read more »

“Liturgy of Strategic Interruption”

This morning Parker led us for the first time, bringing a poignancy and power in his analysis to what has been happening in his homeland, the US, in recent times and our response to that. His notes can be found below. 2020 has been a year of near-constant “interruption.” Our lives have been reoriented and… Read more »

Lockdown Pentecost

This morning we gathered by Zoom again and celebrated the Church’s birthday as never before! Missing being outdoors, we began taking a couple of minutes standing outside listening to the birdsong, soaking up the sunshine and feeling the breeze… Being in lockdown continues to help me see things from a different perspective and Pentecost has… Read more »