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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 »

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 »

Pigeons and Pentecost

    This morning (28/5/17) we met in the park under a wonderful weeping beech tree just by the river. It was particularly lovely to welcome old friends and so our opening litany of thanksgiving (see previous post) was especially meaningful in giving thanks for reunions. The birdsong that accompanied our worship was just amazing! Because we are… 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 »

Fairtrade, Beatitudes and Sanctuary!

We met together in the bandstand on a grey, wet Sunday morning, and began our worship with the following: God of the Universe, You made the heavens and the earth, So we do not call our home merely “planet earth.” We call it your Creation, a Divine Mystery, a Gift from Your Most Blessed Hand…. Read more »