Sunday Trinity 7 2021 – 18/7/21

Morning Service for Trinity 7 HYMN New every morning is the love NEH 238/AMR 4 – Melcombe 1 New every morning is the love Our wakening and uprising prove; Through sleep and darkness safely brought, Restored to life, and power, and thought. 2 New mercies, each returning day, Hover around us while we pray; New […]

Patience…….

The words of this scripture and the words and music of this hymn can be encouraging….. ‘This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us’ 1 John 5:14

Trinity 5 2021

Morning Service for Trinity 5 HYMN As the deer H&S 11 1. As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs after you.  You alone are my heart’s desire  and I long to worship you. You alone are my strength, my shield,  To you alone may my spirit yield You alone are my […]

Ride+Stride 11 Sept 2021

More details will follow – click the ‘Home’ link below to read about a community event to support the history and heritage of our local churches.

Father….

God makes himself so accessible …… It is right to give God Thanks and Praise  Father, we acknowledge your greatness;all your actions show your wisdom and love,You formed us in your own likenessand set us over the whole worldto serve you, our Creator,and to rule over all creatures. Even when we disobeyed you and lost […]

Morning Service for Trinity 3 2021

Morning Service for Trinity 3 HYMN O worship the king NEH433 – Hanover 1 O WORSHIP the King All glorious above; O gratefully sing His power and his love: Our Shield and Defender, The Ancient of days, Pavilioned in splendour, And girded with praise. 2 O tell of his might, O sing of his grace, […]

The order of service for the Family Service

Welcome Hymn Opening Responses When we are happy When we are full of fun and laughter All God welcomes us. When we are angry When people let us down and make us sad All God welcomes us. When we are tired When we need to stop and curl up and rest All God welcomes us. […]

Trinity Sunday 2021

Morning Service for Trinity Sunday HYMN Father of heaven, whose love profound NEH 358- Rievaulx 1 Father of heaven, whose love profound A ransom for our souls hath found, Before thy throne we sinners bend: To us thy pardoning love extend. 3 Eternal Spirit, by whose breath The soul is raised from sin and death, […]

Grief, Bereavement and Loss

Words from The Church of England Website and a recent interview with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Chief Rabbi Ephraim which may offer some comfort at times of loss …… Grief, Bereavement and Loss “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and […]

Pentecost

Psalm 104 v1 “Praise the Lord, my soul. Lord my God, you are very great;    you are clothed with splendor and majesty”

Fifth Century Prayer

St Augustine of Hippo – a fifth century prayer……. “Grant me, even me, my dearest Lord, to know you, and love you, and rejoice in you….. Let the love of you grow every day more and more in me, that my joy may be full in you.”

Fragile World

These words and the short film seem to connect spirituality with the fragile earth………….. Ephesians 1:17-19“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you […]

Peace

Peace I bequeath to you My own peace I give you A peace the world cannot give, This is my gift to you Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid John 14 : v 27

The simplicity of prayer

St Bernard of Clairvaux,12th century “Keep the word of God in that way for ‘blessed are they who keep it’.  Let it pierce deep into your inmost soul and penetrate your feelings and actions. Eat well and your soul will delight and grow.  Do not forget to eat your bread or your heart will wither, […]

Reflection – Holy Spirit

Galatians 5:22-25 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Accredited to Broadway Church of Christ. This video was […]

Reflection – Psalm 23

Psalm 23 ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ is a favourite psalm often turned to in times of trouble.  A recent discovery is that in 2020 the Bible Society commissioned the Garden Designer Sarah Eberie to create a garden for the Chelsea Flower Show on the theme of Psalm 23.  The garden is intended to be rebuilt at […]

Reflection -Good Friday

Isaiah 53:2-5 ‘He grew up before him like a tender shoot,    and like a root out of dry ground.He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind,    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.Like […]

Reflection – Grace

Mary saying ‘yes’ to God in sorrow and suffering is overwhelmingly graceful. “Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.  When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman,[a] here is your son,”  and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, […]

Reflection – Betrayal

“If an enemy were insulting me,    I could endure it;if a foe were rising against me,    I could hide. But it is you, a man like myself,    my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship    at the house of God,as we walked about    among the worshipers.” Ely Cathedral Choir sing the hauntingly beautiful ‘The Reproaches’ by the composer […]

Reflection – Take up thy cross

Luke 9:23 ‘Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.  The words to this hymn are peaceful and a reminder of not carrying a cross alone. All to Jesus, I surrenderAll to Thee I freely giveI will ever love and […]