Posts Categorized: General

Bad News – Good News

Wednesday this week was day 12 of my “House Arrest” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While delighting  in my back garden I was inspired to write the following for our Wednesday evening “Zoom” meeting: Making the most of House Arrest. There are so many joys to be experienced watching wildlife and one of the greatest… Read more »

Bad news Good news

We had a special time meeting together today, not least in seeing old friends – Tessa and Richard – and seeing Jeremy and Sue since the death of his mum last week. Sharing together was very poignant and touching. Steve led today with the message ‘The church buildings may be empty – but so is… Read more »

Happy Easter

We met this morning using Zoom. We had music and pictures to inspire us as well as a step outside for a burst of bird song. Contributions included: Resurrected with wounds. After his resurrection, Jesus appears to be resurrected and yet wounded at the same time. This is the unexpected appearance of the Risen Jesus…. Read more »

Maundy Thursday via Zoom

So we are still meeting and being community and sharing bread and wine together via Zoom! I haven’t posted all we’ve done – but everything has blessed and uplifted us. The following is a meditation I wrote for Maundy Thursday: Maundy Thursday in lockdown 2020 – A meditation. That last week it had been like… Read more »

Socially distanced and in exile…

This morning 7 of us met and stood at a distance around the perimeter of the bandstand in glorious sunshine and a bitter wind! So much had happened since meeting last week: the ground had shifted, workplaces left behind, holidays cancelled, routines lost, social events shut down and certainties now a thing of the past…. Read more »

What comes our way…

Fi led this Sunday and this is her stuff – which we all found so helpful… Mama always said: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” (Forest Gump)   One of the things I’ve really appreciated about my community at Third Space is its flexibility to bend and… Read more »

At the turn of the decades at the bandstand

We began with these words after a moment of listening to birdsong and taking time to appreciate the stillness of the morning: We are here at the invitation of God The God who lured us into his kingdom Speaking forgiveness and acceptance and love And brought us here together to be welcomed at this place…. Read more »

Christmas at the bandstand

So in the lead up to Christmas we made some angel decorations to place around the park for people to take away with them. Fiona had found instructions on DIY Christmas Ornaments: Twine Angels and we spent a hilarious evening making the angels – some finding the creative task more challenging than others! We attached… Read more »

3 stones at the bandstand

This morning we met in a very wet bandstand, back for the first time since the floods. We had a stone of choice to hold throughout our time together and used the words of John Bell’s ‘Three Stone Meditations’ from his book ‘He was in the world’ (Wildgoose publications). For copyright reasons I won’t reproduce… Read more »