Author Archives: Alison Myers

About Alison Myers

I am Team Rector for the Lordsbridge Team of Churches, a cluster of 11 villages west of Cambridge. Within the Team, I am Vicar of Hardwick and Dry Drayton, and Lead Minister for Pioneering Projects.

The song of the saints – reflections for All Saints Day

Let me tell you about a song that began long ago when words like ‘began’ and ‘long ago’ made no sense because time and place had not yet been invented.  But the song was there, wherever there was, and from … Continue reading

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What I did on my sabbatical

I remember it as a ritual of primary school life, an acknowledgement that the summer break was over and the new term had begun: the writing of a few sentences, and the drawing of a picture, under the wobbly heading, … Continue reading

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Reflections, Sunday 11th August 2019 – Jesus said, “Do not be afraid, little flock, your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom”.

“Do not be afraid, little flock”, Jesus said to his listeners, to those who were shaping their lives around his teaching. People, I hope, like us.  Do not be afraid, little flock.  These words, to me, sound tender, loving.  Can … Continue reading

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Poems and Bible Readings for Mothering Sunday 2019

These poems and readings were presented in the services for Mothering Sunday in Hardwick and Dry Drayton on 31 March 2019.  With their short introductions, each piece was allowed to speak for itself.  We began with a prayer that God’s … Continue reading

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Adrian Chatfield on ‘Making good use of the season of Lent’

Adrian Chatfield writes: The development of Lent is something of a mystery, and scholars are divided on its origins. We know, however, what we have now: a 40 day period of fasting, reflection and preparation for the celebration of Christ’s … Continue reading

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How are you observing Lent this year?

Traditionally in the week or so before Lent actually begins Christians confessed their sins and discerned with their confessors what would be fruitful Lenten penances.  We may not want to talk about penance these days; Lenten discipline or Lenten practice … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday reflections

These reflections were given as a homily at the Ash Wednesday service for the Lordsbridge churches hosted by St Mary’s Hardwick in 2019 What is Ash Wednesday for?  Here are three answers to that question any one of which, or … Continue reading

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