Testing the waters of faith

Testing the waters of faith Matthew 14.22-33 Testing the waters of faith. Amen. As the lockdown is beginning to open up, many of us are beginning to test the water. No longer just to buy food, but to venture into garden centres, DIY stores or to come to church and quietly sit and pray. We are beginning to exercise confidence, … Read More

Palm Sunday 2020

Palm Sunday 2020 In order to slow down the infection rate, churches are closed and clergy told to stay away. The last time this happened was in 1208 when King John refused to accept Pope Innocent’s Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton. So the pope put England under an ‘interdict’ which endured between March 1208 and May 1213, thereby preventing the … Read More

Vicar’s Blog February 2019

Vicar’s Blog ~ February 2019 Dear Friends, As well as telling us how many days to next Sunday there are, or what date to write at the top of the page, our calendars remind us of which secular, religious or family festival is approaching. As we near someone’s birthday or wedding anniversary, we think of them, perhaps pray for them, … Read More

Lent 3 2018

1 Corinthians 1:18-25 ‘In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan’… On Tuesday, when the Lenten snow began to arrive, Classic FM played that Christmas Carol, and I have to say, I was delighted! If only the message of the Christ child could be heard all year round, I often say, and although it has to be snow days that … Read More

Stepping out in faith

In the Canadian city of Toronto, there is a very tall landmark called the CN tower. Between 1975–2007 it was the world’s tallest free-standing structure at just over 555 metres high, and even now it is still the world’s third highest building. CN stands for Canadian National, the railway company who built it and it is used for telecommunications and … Read More

Dancing and Fluting in Faith

Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30 Gordon plays “Lord of the Dance” on the Flute. “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance” That of course was the now famous hymn by Sydney Carter, which we will in fact sing a bit later. Carter died ten years ago and the hymn has become something of a classic. And dancing was … Read More