This is a first for me, leading a carol service that properly features a crib. It’s great to have a visual focus like a crib, at Christmas. We can experience God in a different way when we really focus visually on something, rather than hearing words. I invite you to look and really LOOK […]
At this time of year we get to enjoy seven “Advent Antiphons” when we say Morning Prayer, and I always look forward to them. The ‘O Antiphons’ developed in the early church as sung prayers before and after Mary’s hymn, the Magnificat. They refer to different names of Jesus from the Old Testament Wisdom and prophetic […]
31 October – All Hallows Eve – and it’s an in between kind of time. In between because late autumn the year turns, the clocks tick back, and we resign ourselves to the temporary dying of nature as the leaves swirl down the streets towards winter and the end of another year. In between the […]
St John And Stephen’s church is very excited to soon welcome the Revd Claire Alcock as our new Vicar. Claire’s installation service will be held on the 2nd October 2019, in the evening. Further details to be announced. All are welcome! If you want to know what attracted Claire to this exciting parish then […]
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We’re very excited about this day – please do join us if you are free, you can come for some or all of the day.
When we think of the word mediocrity it easily conjures other words in our minds too… Dull, boring, banal, unimaginative, humdrum. Mediocrity speaks of thoughtlessness, of expediency, ‘necessary evils’ compromised ethics, maybe even bureaucracy? The poet, the artist, the rebel, the dreamer within us wants to resist mediocrity yet we also (slowly) come to realise […]
Here are the list of special events for Easter 2019. Please do join us as we reflect on the wonders (and depths) of this season. You will be most welcome!
Matthew 7:7-12 A “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 B there anyone among you who, if your child asks for […]