Trinity 4: Touch and Faith

21-06-27 touch and faith

“Trinity 4: Touch and Faith” Mark 5.21-43 May I speak in the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. It’s what we have all missed during this pandemic, touch. Our gospel today tells two different, but intertwined stories that involve touch: a dad desperately trying to save his daughter, and an unnamed woman desperately trying to save herself. … Read More

Magazine July 2021

Parish Magazine ~ July 2021A prayer of St Gregory Nazianzus: May Jesus give strength and power unto his people and Himself present to Himself His flock resplendent and spotless and worthy of the fold on high, in the habitation of them that rejoice in the splendour of the saints, so that in His temple everyone, both flock and shepherds together … Read More

Vicar’s Blog July 2021: A High Calling

Vicar’s Blog ~ July 2021: A High CallingI suspect that you may never have heard of the battle of Samara. It was fought in AD 363 beside the river Tigris between the Persians and an invading Roman army of 65000 men. But it was a decisive battle for the Church as well as the Persians because at that battle one … Read More

Trinity 3: calming of a storm

2021-06-20 seastorm 1

Trinity 3 2021: Calming of a storm Mark 4. 35-41 What do you think of when you hear this Gospel story of the calming of a storm at sea? I think of this terrible pandemic we’ve been living through. I think of us being shut out of church and shut into our homes during lockdown. Because I think of the … Read More

Trinity 2 2021: The Kingdom of God

Trinity 2 2021: The Kingdom of God Mark 4. 26-34 These last few weeks have been a little bit busy for me. I’ve been beginning my ministry here with you, and my other job as Area Director of Ordinands at the same time, as well as trying to finish decorating and unpacking at the Vicarage. There’s a prayer I love … Read More

Trinity 1 2021: Not tame but warmly strange

A monk in the ancient Church once asked his elder, “Will Christians in the last times be able to raise the dead or perform miracles like us? The elder answered him, “It will be a greater work for them to even be Christians in those times.”