Easter Malcolm Guite

And where is Jesus, this strange Easter day? Not lost in our locked churches, anymore Than he was sealed in that dark sepulchre. The locks are loosed; the stone is rolled away, And he is up and risen, long before, Alive, at large, and making his strong way Into the world he gave his life…

Food Parcels

We recently sent out food parcels out to families in need during the recent school holidays and all have been very well received. We have had many messages saying how much its helped and it has been wonderful to be able to help the families in our community in times of need. In the February…

‘Crucifixion’ Malcolm Guite

See, as they strip the robe from off his back And spread his arms and nail them to the cross, The dark nails pierce him and the sky turns black, And love is firmly fastened onto loss. But here a pure change happens. On this tree Loss becomes gain, death opens into birth. Here wounding…

Palm Sunday by Malcolm Guite

Now to the gate of my Jerusalem, The seething holy city of my heart, The saviour comes. But will I welcome him? Oh crowds of easy feelings make a start; They raise their hands, get caught up in the singing, And think the battle won. Too soon they’ll find The challenge, the reversal he is…

‘This Covid’ a reflection

So much suffering and even still searing these Covid years with strange patterns like wood worm in a fallen branch dying without goodbyes, kisses, words of love hanging in grieving hearts – still medical workers in exhaustion slipping grips, in many failures suffering and with courage and compassion standing beside – even still suffering in…

‘In the Garden’ by Ros Murphy

Surely it is no accident that the parable of beginnings is set in a garden… There, God and humans in harmonious collaboration could create Paradise. Just a fantasy? A story from long ago? Rather, a life-truth’. Understanding resonating with deep experiences. For, wherever we work with the raw ingredients, water, soil, sunlight and vegetation, we…

Praying and prayers

I’m only an amateur, all I hope to do is to stimulate discussion and sharing. Tom Wright—The Lord and his Prayer p4 Prayer is of course a mystery. Many Christians, including many clergy, have come to accept that they don’t find prayer easy, that they don’t really understand what it does or can do. Many…