Category Archives: Reflections, addresses, sermons & talks

Mostly, but not always, from church services and events

‘Fortunately, unfortunately’: a simple reflection and activities for families for Mothering Sunday, 22 March 2020

Laura writes: The children’s book “Fortunately, Unfortunately” is one of our family favourites. It tells the story of a series of alternating events. Fortunately, the man is invited to a party, unfortunately, it is too far away, fortunately, a friend … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Matter: a reflection on Mark 12: 28-34 for Sunday 22 March 2020

In these strangest of circumstances, we can no longer be church in the way to which many of us are most accustomed. I wonder if we have been taking for granted the ability to meet every Sunday, or perhaps when … Continue reading

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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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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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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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A Way of Life: Holiness (Sunday Reflections, July 2018)

This Sunday as part of our Way of Life series we take the second of the clauses in the baptismal commission:  “Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?” There … Continue reading

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