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What kind of pencil are you?

After a week of enforced rest and a reading of Ian Adams book, Cave, Refectory, Road I felt we needed a challenge. What was God’s call to us in Matlock? What kind of difference will Third Space make to the wider community in the area? In the midst of the darkness of this broken world,… Read more »

Healing of the Nations at the bandstand

This morning we focussed on all that’s happening in Egypt at the moment. We began with some silence as we looked out over the park and onto the hills reflecting on the following words: Psalm 24:1 God claims Earth and everything in it God claims world and all who live in it.   This world… Read more »

Weekend Away – the walk

On Saturday Third Space went for a 2 mile walk from the outdoor centre to Thruscross  reservoir and along towards the dam.  The name is taken from Thor’s Cross, evidence of the Christianisation of the Vikings in the area.  The air was clear and crisp with the sun causing the hills to glow green.  The… Read more »

weekend away 2011

So we took to the hills. The Yorkshire hills in all their stark beauty. For everything there is a time. A time to eat, a time to drink, a time to talk, a time to laugh, a time to think, a time to walk, a time to stand still, a time to pray, a time… Read more »

Under the canopy of God’s love

Sunday found us at the bandstand looking at a parachute and an umbrella. Whilst on the walk in Blubberhouses, wrapped up against the elements Barbara said she felt like she was inside even though we were out of doors. This set her off into a train of thought about how ancient people thought of our… Read more »

Epiphany Sunday

We began our worship with the reading of the ‘begats’ verses of Matthew 1 as explained in John Bell’s excellent book ’10 things they never told me about Jesus’. As the reading ensues, another voice interjects with details of the four women named in Jesus’ genealogy. Two, at least, were gentiles and all of them… Read more »

Advent 2 Winter Wonderland

We pulled out all the stops and met in the deep snow and freezing temperatures in the bandstand this morning. Worshipped with very appropriate liturgy adapted from (Celtic Liturgy for Advent) CELTIC MORNING PRAYER FOR ADVENT On days when heavy clouds shut out the sunlight and the world is burdened by greyness and gloom…. Read more »

Advent 1 at minus 12!

Well, the air temperature was extraordinary but the fellowship warm! Great to see Tony, Frances and Charlotte able to join us again. We kept the bandstand part fairly brief – using liturgy found on a terrific website called liturgyAT – which gave us an exhilarating start to Advent. We also used The Message’s version… Read more »

The Lord’s Prayer

We had a fresh look at the Lords prayer this week and found some amazingly uplifting paraphrases of the prayer we are all so familiar with. A Paraphrase of the Lord’s Prayer by Sarah Dylan Breuer: Loving Creator, we  honour you, and we honour all that you have made. Renew your world in the image… Read more »

Visiting speaker on Palestine

Palestinian Arabs, Christian and Muslim, have suffered for over 60 years, deprived of  their lands, left homeless and stateless, living as those who have no hope: and the church in the west has often been complicit in ignoring their plight. Worse, we have often seemed to support the oppressor. Neither the Palestinians nor the Israelis… Read more »