Posts Categorized: General

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 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 »

Your God is too small. Your God is too male!

So, this morning at the bandstand we started to look at the metaphors we use for God and whether they limit God / us. We all acknowledge in theory that God is neither male nor female – God is Spirit and both male and female equally reflect God’s image (Genesis 1:27). We know in theory… Read more »

52 Ways to improve your Carbon Footprint

We had an interesting discussion in the pub about being more green – the challenge was, could we think up 52 simple ways to lighten our carbon footprint. This is what we came up with – you might be able to add more. We would love to hear your suggestions Avoid food waste try not… Read more »

Lenten Worship.

We met in the park on a mild early spring morning. Our worship focused on Lent with help from Richard Rohr and Dale Ryan. Call to worship Lord God, early in the morning when the world was young, you made life in all its beauty you gave birth to all we know.   This morning,… Read more »

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 »

Hands and Feet

Autumn seems to have struck … A misty morning, temperature low – what a shame we have  been asked to wear sandals. Moving to the place under the beech tree we love so much we began with a Litany from the Iona Community Worship Book The God of Columba  The litany reminded us of those… Read more »