Category Archives: church seasons

St Michael & Michaelmass

St Michael is an Archangel and the guardian angel of autumn. He also looks after the element of fire. He helps the farmers with their harvesting. He is the angel of courage and strength. He helps people to reap rich … Continue reading

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Advent: Are we ready?

Advent calling. Are you getting ready, what can you actually do to get ready, how much time do you need and will this have the right effect? My Advent reading this year is with Tom Wright, a great writer of commentaries … Continue reading

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The Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

Via Dolorosa Last year on pilgrimage to the Holy Land we walked along the Via Dolorosa. The Via Dolorosa, or the Way of Sorrow, winds along the narrow streets of Jerusalem’s Old City. It is the traditional route and follows … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Mark11:1-11 Turmoil, Trouble and Triumph   Palm Sunday is a real marker in the church year. We go from Lent and within a week are at the cross. A week full of downs and ups, but it starts … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Christmas Day and all is well. Stockings and presents full to bursting, happy children with new gifts and surprises. Families united and back to their homes. A joining together of family, friends and those we love. But above all the … Continue reading

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Advent A Course on The Nativity

The greatest story on earth, the birth of Jesus Christ over 2000 years ago. The BBC produced a series in 2010 on The Nativity, looking at the whole story and bringing a new dimension into what it could have been … Continue reading

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Living Together

On Sunday November 15th I was delivering a Holy Communion service in the village church. It was an unremarkable day, the same lovely group of people and cheerful organist. I have come to know and love this church and know … Continue reading

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Come away and rest a while…

  Seventh Sunday after Trinity July 19th    2015 ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ Says Jesus to the disciples. Mark 6:31 What a powerful few words. How often would we like someone to … Continue reading

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Calming the Storm

Calming the storm, energy and power, who’s in control? Who is this that even the wind and the storm obey him? Trinity 3 June 21st 2015, Mark 4:35 – 41 (full version in Sermons) Let’s go on a journey to … Continue reading

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Jesus Accepts us as we are

Lent 3 – Jesus accepts us as we are with our faults. He finds us where we are, not where we wish to be or even think we should be and hope to be, but where we are. In this … Continue reading

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