Advent 4: My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord

Annunciation window

‘My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord’
Annunciation windowI have a confession to make, sometimes and especially at Evensong when I am tired, I gaze up at the window in the Lady Chapel of Mary and the Angel. Mary’s words are written underneath “My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord” and they often cause me to reflect. Could I as a young teen ever have said yes to that?

Advent 4 2019

Advent 4 2019 Do you remember the Blue Peter Advent Crown? Every year the long-running children’s programme used to show the nation’s children how to make an advent crown, a decoration for the season, fashioned out of coat hangers and tinsel. The candle holders were made out of bottle tops, and the tinsel wrapped around it. Simple.  Simple but deadly! … Read More

Advent 4 2018

Advent 4 2018 After our wonderful Nine Lessons and Carols last Sunday, when I eventually got home I sat down to watch a programme introduced by Griff Rhys Jones called ‘Dickens and the invention of Christmas’. I wonder if you saw it? I won’t say much about it, not leastly because it gladdened my heart to see on TV what … Read More

Looking Forward With Mary

Advent 4 ~ Looking Forward With MaryIt seems like only a few weeks ago that a group of us went to the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth and stood outside it and sang ‘Gabriel’s Message’. Well yes, it was only a few weeks ago – well 19 weeks in fact. There we were in the sunshine of the middle … Read More