Category: Reflections

What God wants of us

Today was our last Communion service of the term. We were reflecting on what God calls us to be, as we look ahead to our very different future. Here’s the reading, from the prophet Micah: With what shall…

Noticing the abundance

Here’s the reading and reflection from today’s Communion service, starting with a very familiar story from Matthew’s Gospel: Jesus left the house and went to the lakeside, where he sat down to teach. The crowd that gathered round…

Looking back at our life

At our communion service today we were thinking about looking back over our life. Here’s the reading taken from from Psalm 139, and the reflection. (And here’s a link to another way that you can do this reflection…

Who do we honour?

Here’s the reading and the reflection from today’s Communion service. The photo is of the stained glass window in the Chapel, which is all about this reading… While Paul was waiting in Athens, he was upset to see…

The rainbow people of God

You will find here the reading and reflection from today’s communion service. Also, here’s a link to the video of Brother Roger I mentioned, and another lovely video of him talking about the vocation of listening. And here’s…

Responding to injustice

Here’s the reflection from today’s Communion service, focussing partly on our response to the shocking death of George Floyd. You can also see a personal video message from the Vice Chancellor with his own response here. The reading…

Thresholds

Here’s the reading and the reflection from yesterday’s Communion. We were thinking about Thresholds. I’ve highlighted the five questions I mention, and I’ll put them at the end, in case you want to spend time with them. After…

Hope for the exiles

Here is the reading and the reflection from today’s Communion. I mention in it a lovely video of someone telling the story of the exile for children and all ages, which you can see here. There is also…

Taking risks

Here’s the reading and reflection from today’s communion service. The link to the video of the interview with Tom Herbert is here. Then those who welcomed Peter’s message were baptised, and on that day alone about three thousand…

Footwashing & handwashing

Here’s the reading and reflection from today’s communion service… It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own…