Category: Reflections

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…

Don’t be afraid…

Here’s the reflection from Thursday’s online Communion service. Do join us tomorrow at 4.30pm for Breathe – a quiet way to end the week – here. I’m finding it a bit hard to remember what day it is…

Words for this time #1

Hi all – we’re going to be posting some words, images & links for this challenging time here most days. I hope they provide windows of encouragement and blessing. Sign up at the bottom of the blog if…

Not being in control

A few weeks ago I heard Stephen Cottrell, who’s going to be the new Archbishop of York, talking about doing the pilgrimage to Santiago. He explained that because of the uncertainties of each day, he never knew in…

Messages in the sand

Last Sunday some of us were thinking about Jesus going out into the desert, and maybe about own journey into the desert as we go through the 40 days of Lent. No doubt Jesus spent some of the…

What sin is – and isn’t

Ash Wednesday is traditionally a day to think about sin. How does thinking about sin make you feel? We often feel uncomfortable – like we’re going to be found out. I’m not sure that’s very helpful. Right in…

Don’t bury the battery

Jesus once said: It is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability….