Readings – Romans 5:1-11, John 4:5-42 Rev Kate McFarlane What a very anxious week we have had and what a host of new phrases are suddenly on everyone’s lips: ‘self-isolation’, ‘household isolation’, ‘withdrawal’, ‘lockdown’. Suddenly we are fearful of shaking someone’s hand, of hugging a friend. We must, we are told, constantly keep apart, keep … Read more

Responding to the Call

Readings – Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-12, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 Rev Gillian Webb I wonder if you have ever heard people being interviewed on television or the radio or recorded in articles declaring that they had always known from childhood that they wanted to be an actor, a writer, a musician, doctor or other … Read more

Pay Him homage

Readings – Matthew 2:1-12 Sermon – Rev. Kate McFarlane So, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Christmas is over. The gifts have all been safely bought and safely given. Do you struggle with present buying? I certainly do, because it’s a minefield isn’t it? The ill-matched gift: you give a valuable present to someone … Read more

What kind of King?

Readings – Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11-29, Luke 23:33-44 Sermon – Rev. Gillian Webb As a few of you know I celebrated a special birthday last week and I received a card which noted some of the key events on the year I was born. I would have believed that Queen Elizabeth 11 had been … Read more

Remembrance Day

Readings – John 14:27, James 3:17-18, Sermon – Rev. Kate McFarlane Most Holy Spirit who didst brood Upon the chaos dark and rude And bid its angry tumult cease And give, for wild confusion, peace. These are the words we have just sung, a prayer for peace to be given where there is darkness, rudeness, anger … Read more