Reflection, 17th May 2020.

Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:7-18, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 Paul’s “unknown god” sermon is probably well known to us all.  It is certainly a masterclass in reaching out to people where they are, getting alongside their beliefs and values and then moving them to where you want them to be.  Influencing skills that would be cherished byContinue reading “Reflection, 17th May 2020.”

The Fourth Sunday after Easter, 3rd May 2020

Readings: Acts 2:42-47, 1 Peter 2:19-25, John 10:1-10, Psalm 23. By the Revd. Fran Davies. This Sunday is known as ‘Good Shepherd Sunday.’ The date has changed over the centuries, (check with Wikipedia) until it was settled to the fourth the Sunday after Easter. The compilers of our lectionary ended the Gospel reading at verseContinue reading “The Fourth Sunday after Easter, 3rd May 2020”

Communicating with God – Tuning in to God, 26th April 2020

Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41;1 Peter 1:17-23;Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17; Luke 24:13-35 Well now we are in the fourth week of lockdown although I hear her say it’s been six weeks really.    That’s because when we first heard about it, Coronavirus; the message was that people over 70 and/or with underlying health conditions should keep away from others,Continue reading “Communicating with God – Tuning in to God, 26th April 2020”

Reflection for 19th April 2020

Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31. By Barrie Cran. I don’t know about you, but I find that when I get something I really want, the feeling of euphoria doesn’t really last very long. A new job, a promotion perhaps, the arrival of a child into the household, a new house;Continue reading “Reflection for 19th April 2020”

Curate’s Letter: The show must go on. March 2020

“The Show Must Go On” was recorded by Queen in 1991. ‘The show must go on’ is a phrase that has been coming back to me time and time again as the political, cultural and emotional climates we are in have changed so rapidly out of all proportion in the past few weeks. Yet, ifContinue reading “Curate’s Letter: The show must go on. March 2020”

Mothering Sunday, 2020

To be honest, this is not the reflection I was expecting to write for Mothering Sunday this year. Some connections with he Mother Church (and there are various versions of what that should be); some comparisons between our human mothers and the church; some meaningful discussion on the role of Mary as the Mother of Christ;Continue reading “Mothering Sunday, 2020”

Curate’s Letter: Lent 2020

The writing of the Curate’s Letter comes amid the frantic throes of working out just what is required for the season of Lent as well as working in the preparation for not one but two baptisms at Easter and also confirmation classes. I have a mound of chocolates on my desk so I won’t beContinue reading “Curate’s Letter: Lent 2020”

Salt of the Earth, Feb 2020

Salt. I wonder how many times you’ve heard sermons on us as humans being the salt of the earth. I’m hoping and praying that I can provide some new insight that allows you to go home with a new understanding of salt. We all know that salt can’t actually lose it’s saltiness. That’s its chemicalContinue reading “Salt of the Earth, Feb 2020”