Trinity Sunday 2020

Trinity Sunday May I speak in the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Trinity Sunday is the only Sunday in the Christian year devoted to a doctrine. At a time when our country is haunted by the Global Pandemic of Corona virus, to focus on a complex doctrine may seem to be out of place. But seeking … Read More

Trinity Sunday 2019

Well, we’ve arrived – we have reached the destination of Trinity Sunday! As summer approaches – so we’re told! – we arrive at the theological and liturgical summit of Trinity Sunday, from which we look back at the receding Easter season, which has culminated with Ascensiontide and Pentecost, but we also see ahead. The grass may not be greener on … Read More

Trinity Sunday

St Mary Magdalene

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Western Christian liturgical calendar, and the Sunday of Pentecost in Eastern Christianity. Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Trinity 18 ~ Zero to Hero

Do you know what a millennial is? To put it crudely, and you may have heard this, millennials did not vote in favour of Brexit, whereas Baby Boomers did. And so on. Sound familiar? The succeeding generations of the last few decades have been classified and defined in order to attempt to understand trends and behaviour. While this is interesting … Read More

Trinity 15 2017

Have 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 lack … 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

Father Son and Holy Spirit’s Day

Today is Father’s Day. We have Mother’s Day in the church – or rather Mothering Sunday. Although we don’t call today Fathering Sunday… On Mothering Sunday we think about the Motherhood of the Church, the Motherhood of Mary, Jesus’ Mother, and even the Motherhood of God. Julian of Norwich had some thoughts about the motherhood of God. She said ‘As … Read More

Trinity and Jubilee Sunday 2012

Isaiah 6.1-8; John 3.1-17 Inside the window frame of our lovely Butterfield East Window, are some images painted by William Buckeridge and his titanic colleagues, of Nicodemus. Opposite him, as it were, in the right hand inset is Joseph of Arimathea. They are there as sort of saints of the Resurrection, often forgotten. Nicodemus came by night to ask the … Read More