October musings

Listening is important. It can make a great difference when we give people time and space to talk. I have valued the times when others have truly listened to me. But how often do we actually listen? The New Testament challenges us to “be quick to listen, slow to speak” (James 1:19). Listening can be transformative, allowing people to processes their experiences and emotions, but it is also draining and time consuming. It is an Read more…

In Conversation with Jesus

Jesus stood among his disciples and said, ‘Peace be with you‘ Matthew 28 v 20. He also said, ‘I am with you always‘, Luke 24 v 36 The disciples were overjoyed to have Jesus standing among them. Are you overjoyed that Jesus has promised to always be with you? How do you express that joy? Thankfulness can be our love language to Jesus our King.Let that love flow as you talk to him. As a Read more…

Remembrance Sunday 2021

RemembranRemembrance Sunday was held on Sunday 14th November 2021. This beautiful flower arrangement was made to honour this remembrance service and commemorate British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

September ramblings

While on holiday over the summer, we came across several lost items inside one of our suitcase pockets. We didn’t know that they were there and we had accidentally taken them on holiday with us for the last few years. We all carry items that we need, things that might be useful and some things for those “just in case” moments. We all carry certain things with us through life; fears and worries, expectations and Read more…

Thy kingdom prayer resources

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. This year it runs from Thurs the 13th to Sunday 23rd of May. Click here for more information.

The Duke of Edinburgh

1921 – 2021 Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. God of our lives,we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,for his love of our country,and for his devotion to duty.We entrust him now to your love and mercy,through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen. A prayer on the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, from the Church of England Read a statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Read more…

St George’s Day

“…as the dragon, poised to devour its helpless prey, looms over the stranded Princess, the gallant St George charges the crest of the hill, dealing a fatal blow to the scaly beast, freeing the young maiden and bringing peace to the traumatised countryside.” It’s not a bad story; many a film has been inspired by the fairy-tale trope of the helpless princess being saved by the dashing knight, which is so perfectly captured in St Read more…