Why do people go to church?

Is it because it’s their Tradition, is it for the Eucharist? Is it the Music? Is it to hear the Word? Is it to learn more about God? Is it to worship God with the family of God? Is it the Sermon? Is it meeting together as the Body of Christ? Is it to give thanks and praise for Jesus … Read More

Magazine June 2017

My Dear Friends, I’d like to share with you all, if I may, my Easter 2017 – ‘Resurrection’ moment; but before I proceed I should say that I do have the person’s permission whom this involves, to tell this true story … One day during Lent I was walking up Windmill Hill when a middle aged man in his forties, … Read More

God’s Love Story!

Happy Christmas! I read recently that the great theologian, Karl Barth, was once asked to be a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Divinity School; and at the end of a captivating closing lecture, the president of the seminary announced that Dr. Barth was not well and was quite tired, and though he thought that Dr Barth would like … Read More

Magazine July 2016

Patronal Festival 2016

Dear Friends, The most famous work of early English literature is perhaps Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. From it we can get a vivid picture of life in the 14th century, and of the rich and diverse human characters of that particular time, with their joys and sorrows, their sins and their saintliness! But there’s one thing about the book which Chaucer’s … Read More

Magazine March 2016

Easter services 2016

His funeral will be in church at 12:30 am on Thursday 3rd March. Dear friends, During this time of Lent, I would like to share some thoughts with you about our Lord’s preparation for his journey to Jerusalem and to the cross of Salvation… Jerusalem, Jerusalem… how often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers … Read More

Magazine January 2016

Epiphany

The Vicarage, 30, The Ridgeway Dear Friends, Happy New year! Christmas is not over though, indeed it has barely begun, and the month of January encompasses the Christmas Season, which evolves into Epiphanytide, taking us to Candlemas on February 2nd. Perhaps you remember the Christmas adverts, some of which I talked about in my Christmas sermons this year. The John … Read More