Carol Service 2017

Carol Service 2017I’m dreaming of a White Christmas… Prosecco, Champagne, Chablis, Chardonnay, sherry…Whether you are dreaming of a White Christmas or not, we certainly had a bit of a white-mare last week, with showstopping snow, and icy pavements. Snow had fallen, snow on snow – and ice underneath! And then came the rain….Come rain or snow, it’s been tempting to … Read More

Christ the King ~ Sheep and Goats

The Last Judgement by Michaelangelo The Sheep and the GoatsMatthew 25: 31-40What happens when you die? Are we ‘going’ to heaven, or hell? The notorious cult murderer Charles Manson died this week, and the American media have swiftly and ignominiously despatched him to hell, just as the British press did when both Myra Hindley and Ian Bradley died in recent … Read More

Trinity 15 2017

Trinity 15 2017Have you spotted the connection between today’s readings? It’s something none of us ever do, of course. It’s – complaining – that is the common factor in our readings today. Something none of us ever do.In our Old Testament reading the Israelites, not so long escaped from the oppression of Egyptian taskmasters, complain about the wilderness diet, or … Read More