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”

Curate’s Christmas Letter, 2019

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, 2019”

The fourth Sunday in Advent, 22 Dec 2019

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 “The fourth Sunday in Advent, 22 Dec 2019”

Curate’s Letter: Christmas 2019

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”

Transformation, 8th Dec 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 “Transformation, 8th Dec 2019”

Christ the King! 24 Nov 2019

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 Christ the King! He is King! Hallelujah! The finale of the liturgical year celebrates that Christ is King. Next year we begin our liturgical journey again, with the first Sunday of Advent. The beginning of the process looking to the birth of Christ. But today. Today isContinue reading “Christ the King! 24 Nov 2019”

Sermon: 27th October 2019

I am glad I am not the Pharisee  I do love listening to his stories. We all sit together you know. There’s no favouritism or deference with Jesus. We all love listening to his stories, but sometimes these parts of the stories that make us stop and think. Like this one today. And he’s soContinue reading “Sermon: 27th October 2019”