Reflections — 7th March 2021

  REFLECTION Jesus bring his disciples away from the noise and bustle of the Market Place and takes them up the mountain. This is not unusual in itself. We know from the Gospels that Jesus himself, often went to the top of the mountain to pray on his own. While...

Reflections — 28th February 2021

‘What do you want to do when you grow up?’ That was a question you were probably asked when you were young. It is also a question which we can still keep considering, albeit slightly altered, at various points throughout our lives. We have a deep down belief that life...

Reflections – 20th February 2021

Reflection Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength It has often struck me as remarkable that lectionary readings, which come on a three-year cycle, relating to the church’s year rather than the social one, still, frequently and unpredictably, turn out to...

Reflections — 31st January 2021

In the first chapter of Mark’s Gospel, events move along with breath-taking speed. By the time we reach verse 21 and the story we are to consider today, we have learned of the ministry of John the Baptist; of Jesus’ baptism, when the voice from heaven proclaimed him...

Reflections — 17 January 2021

EPIPHANY   THREE   The Three Wise  Men  made  their  long  journey  to  Worship.  That  is  what  they  told  Herod. To  Worship  means  to  declare  the  worth  of  the  One  we  worship. In  bringing  a  gift  of  gold,  the  Wise  Men  were  offering   their ...

Worship — 10th January 2021

EPIPHANY  TWO   While  it  is  speculation  that  the  Three  Wise  Men  undertook  the  whole  of   their journey  through  the  desert  by  night,  it  is  the  case  that  when  they  set off they did  not  know  where  their  journey  would  take ...