Welcome: Reflection for 28th June 2020 by Alan Finch

Readings: Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42 A cup of cold water, seems a simple thing to us but I guess in Palestine a cup of cold water would be more significant as Jesus says in our Gospel ‘whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in theContinue reading “Welcome: Reflection for 28th June 2020 by Alan Finch”

Reflection for June 21st 2020

Compassion, Kindness and Provision – Remembering the Persecuted Church by Sue Berry Readings: Gen 21:8-21, Matt 10:24-39, Rom 6:1-11, Ps 86; 1-10, 16 17.  Today our reading in Genesis looks at the distressing circumstances faced by Haggar and her son Ishmael who have been cast out and left to wander through the desert. Whilst in Matthew’sContinue reading “Reflection for June 21st 2020”

June 14th: The First Sunday after Trinity. By Rev Fran.

Genesis 18:1-15;     Psalm 116:1; 10-17;   Romans 5:1-8;    Matthew 9:35-10:8 Like many people in this unexpected new world we have, I have found that seemingly unimportant events happen which have had a greater impact than  I expect.    One early morning in the glorious sunshine of April, a sudden flash of gold held me mesmerised.    A pair of goldfinches (I think) were settlingContinue reading “June 14th: The First Sunday after Trinity. By Rev Fran.”

Trinity Sunday, 7th June 2020

Readings: Gen 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Cor 13:11-13a, Matt 28:16-20 – by Rev Ellie I used to quake when asked to preach on Trinity Sunday. What can be said that hasn’t been said before? Why do we have a separate Sunday for something that we celebrate every Sunday? Well, before I get into the nittyContinue reading “Trinity Sunday, 7th June 2020”

Pentecost, Sunday 31 May 2020

John 20:19-23; Acts 1:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:3 – 13; Psalm 104:24 – 34, 35b. By Sue Berry. Today we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. The story is a very familiar one as recounted in the book of Acts; with images of fire, praying in multiple languages, and attention focused on the church’s prophetic vocation inContinue reading “Pentecost, Sunday 31 May 2020”

Understanding our humanness through the Ascension of Jesus, 24 May 2020

Acts 1:6 – 14; Psalm 68:1 – 10, 33 – 36; 1 Peter 4:12 – 14; 5:6 – 11; John 17:1 – 11 Week 9, and we are all still waiting patiently for the world to re-open, reawaken to a different normal, one that embraces your love, your caring for those in most need, the vulnerableContinue reading “Understanding our humanness through the Ascension of Jesus, 24 May 2020”

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”