Posts Categorized: General

Leadership

Last Wednesday evening Gary Neville was working as a football pundit for ITV during the England v Denmark semi-final. Neville played 400 matches for Manchester United at right-back and 85 times for England.  He is one of the shrewdest and most eloquent football pundits.  During the celebrations after England’s victory Neville dismantled any attempt by… Read more »

Mysteries and Miracles

With the ending of some of the Covid restrictions we could once more meet in the Bandstand our spiritual home since September 2009. Not since March 2020 had we all been together under one roof, even if we have plenty of ventilation with open sides.    The joy of meeting outdoors and experiencing the changes… 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 »

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 »

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 »