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Circle time!

Today at the bandstand we rememberd our core value on journeying and S led us on what we might learn from Jesus’ own spiritual journey as reflected in the story of the temptations and from then on. It was helpful to consider that he didn’t have it all sown up from the start, but that… Read more »

More on Pilgrimage at the Bandstand

More thought-provoking stuff!  B & G led last week, focussing on blessings as part of a Celtic pilgrimage experience. Loved the youngest blessing us oldies in the giving of bread and wine and loved so many of the blessings used in our time together. We closed with these words: Blessings on you who stand in… Read more »

Pilgrimage at the bandstand

Just thought I’d better update what we’ve beenup to for those who haven’t joined us but are interested in what we’re up to!  Last Sunday we began with a reading from Luke 24 of the disciples on their way to Emmaus.  They were so preoccupied by the events of that weekend that they failed to… Read more »

The start of Pilgrimage

Couldn’t believe how many braved the icy roads, pavements and cold to come last night to our first in the series of Pilgrimage.  What a good evening it was – lots to chew over in Brigid and Liam’s accounts from Lourdes which inspired and enticed.  A few of us find the idea of the process… Read more »

Snow at the bandstand!

Well we’ve done all weathers now – and lived to tell the tale despite it being -5 degrees and no-one to blame for not turning the heating on!  It was beautiful, particularly when the sun came out and it was good to reflect, light our four candles (or was that  fork handles?) and pray for the… Read more »

God in a box?

Had this sent to me by our friend Christine who’d been to a Taize service at Portsmouth Cathedral this weekend – What do you think? “It’s not all over, this birthing, there are always newer skies into which God can throw stars. When we begin to think that we can predict the Advent of God, that… Read more »

Celebratory meal 4/11/09

What a great time we had!  3 new jobs and 1 significant birthday!  Before the meal we took a moment to give thanks for all our blessings – and our liturgy included applause for those celebrating jobs and birthday.  Bread and wine featured as usual between courses – all contributed to an excellent Indian meal… Read more »