Posts By: wendy

Raphael at the bandstand

Back to the bandstand and a time to intentionally connect with the unseen as well las the seen. Here’s what Steve and I came up with, this Sunday, which culminated in laying hands on Grayden. for healing and wholeness and the touch of Raphael.. We started naming angels we could think of – Gabriel, Michael,… Read more »

Wassailing and suchlike

Jeremy and Sue led us this week combining thoughts on Wassail, Groundhoog day, Candlemas and St Brigid’sday. We started with words of The Welcome Be still Be attentive to the divine presence God of beginnings and endings as the seasons turn towards Spring We come to you as new shoots of life emerge We welcome… Read more »

Sunday 24th January led by Paul

Today we met via Zoom, using a prayer video by Kelly Ann Hall called The Great Reversal which is featured on The Work of the People website and was inspired by Isaiah 60. Here are some excerpts:   Look up, Love, take your eyes off the ground, show your face! A new day is here…. Read more »

Defiant hope (vs optimism)

We began this morning with a some quiet and these words (a mix of verses from Psalms from The Message and words of David  Adam) Know this: God is God, and God, God. He made us; we didn’t make him. We’re his people, his well-tended sheep. Be still and know… God… I’m an open book to you; even… Read more »

Bring & share in Tier 4 Zoom

In this our first meeting of 2021, Barbara began with a meditation from ‘We Who Still Wait’ by Chris Goan, Ian Adam’s, Steve Broadway and Su Smith. This followedashort time of us taking time to look up to teh  sky and reflect…. Step outside and look up. Let the light guide you.  Starlight To you… Read more »

Advent thoughts of obedience in the Park

Julie led us this Sunday – having had to save what was prepared for last week, when heavy rain necessitated a short time together (We cannot meet under the bandstand while we are socially distancing at present!) She shared her wrestlings with the concept of obedience and played a song ‘The burden is light’ from… Read more »

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 »

“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 »