Easter 6 2020 ~ The Rainbow

Domenico Morelli Noah’s Dankgebet (Thanksgiving) The Rainbow Genesis 8.20-9.17 Have you joined the new religion? I don’t mean the online worship, streaming services, virtual choirs and orchestras and WhatsApp contact groups. I expect many of you have done that and a good thing too. This is the old religion, done anew. It’s all very creative and exciting (to some), and … Read More

Easter 5 ~ Do not let your hearts be troubled

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. John 14: 1-14 ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God believe also in me.’ Amen. This reading from John’s gospel, has given bereaved loved ones comfort, during the many funerals I have attended and, during the many more I have led, yes a great deal of comfort and hope. On … Read More

The Second Sunday before Advent 2018

A great deal is being said in these days about the failure of the Church to attract the masses; and this is true not only of the Church of England, but also of other religious bodies. But it must not be thought on that account that it is Christianity that has failed. No, we must discriminate between Christianity and the … Read More

All Souls’ 2018 – Hope

The word ‘caravan’ has been in the news lately the caravan travelling through Mexico from Central America – all those people heading north to the United States in the hope of finding a better life in the wonderland that is Trump’s America. Whatever the wonders of Trump’s America may or may not be, there are a large number of people … Read More

Healing and Hope in a Mad World

No funnies to start with today I’m afraid – it’s not been a very funny week, has it? And a week, as they say, is a long time in politics. There haven’t been many more weeks longer than this. And our our readings today touch on themes that arise out of the tragic killing of Jo Cox, the Yorkshire MP … Read More