Category: Reflections

It’s all a bit of a mess

This is the reflection from the Communion service that didn’t happen today, as i wasn’t feeling well. Quite appropriate really, as you’ll see… I wonder how Joseph felt as this all happened? He must have spent a long…

Mary and Elizabeth

Today at Communion we had this lovely reading about Mary visiting Elizabeth… Mary got ready and hurried off to a town in the hill country of Judea. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,…

Advent longing

We often talk about Advent as a time of waiting, but that sounds a bit passive and empty. I think that behind the Advent readings and songs and hymns there is more than just waiting – there is…

Here we go again…

Next Sunday is Advent Sunday – the beginning of the church’s year. Every year we move through the story of the coming of Jesus – Advent, Christmas and Epiphany – then after a short break we follow the…

Costly love

It felt quite poignant meeting today, after the Act of Remembrance earlier, and with the poppies, and the stories of those who lost their lives in the First World War all around us. Today also happens to be…

The Significance of Simple Choices

This week’s topic touched upon the choices we make when it comes to everyday things, and how these choices can affect our mental health and wellbeing without us realising. I have come across many people who say, “what…

Saints are real people

This week the church was remembering All Saints and All Souls. Their days are next to each other, on the 1st and 2nd November – but I wonder whether they should really be combined. When the word for…

Open our eyes

Today we were thinking about this reading from Mark’s gospel: Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it…

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A vision of community

We had this psalm at Morning Prayer on Tuesday… How very good and pleasant it is to live together in unity!It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard,on the beard of Aaron,…

Insha Allah – If God Wills

The literal meaning of which is ‘If God Wills, it will happen’ refers to a phrase that is often used by Muslims when talking about or planning a future event. An example would be “we plan to go…