It is almost the winter solstice as I write this last letter of 2019 and the first of 2020. The sun is beginning to set having carved a pale arc through the sky. Of course we know that the Earth is almost at its full tilt with the northern hemisphere away from the sun andContinue reading “Curate’s Christmas Letter”
Isaiah 7. 10-16, Psalm 80. 1-7 16-18, Romans 1. 1-7, Matthew 1. 18-25 Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.Continue reading “Sermon for the fourth Sunday in Advent”
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Last month, I wrote about harvest and plastic consumption and how the harvest ended up on our breakfast tables. I received a query as to how and why Christians should be concerned about this and why I would write about that in a parish magazine. Inherent in our worship of the Christ are our ChristianContinue reading “Curate’s Letter: Christmas 2019”
Isaiah 11. 1-10, Psalm 72. 1-7,18-19, Romans 15. 4-13, Matthew 3. 1-12 ‘Tis time the get the decorations out and deck the halls with holly. Or maybe you’re one of those who leaves decorating until Christmas Eve. Me? I try to get in there at the start of Advent and then I don’t have toContinue reading “Second Sunday in Advent: Transformation”
(Isaiah 2:1–5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11–14; Matthew 24:36–44) ‘Tis time the get the decorations out and deck the halls with holly. Or maybe you’re one of those who leaves it all until Christmas Eve. I wonder too if you take it all down on Boxing day, or leave it all up until Candlemas? Christmas. It’sContinue reading “A new reality!”