Intercessions Lent 1

God of hope, We give thanks      for the signs of hope around us: For rainbows in windows: For the signs of spring,     bringing this long winter to an end: For vaccinations: For longer days. Bring us through this time of trouble to a place of peace and renewal of life.   Wounded God, we bring…Continue reading Intercessions Lent 1

Sermon Lent 1

We’ve had a rash of rainbows over the past few months – everywhere you go they’re there. They have stood for hope, even when there was very little of it about. Perhaps there is hope on the horizon now: hope for NHS and other front line staff, for elderly people, especially those in care homes,…Continue reading Sermon Lent 1

Candlemas Intercessions 2021

God, revealed to us in the vulnerability of infancy, we pray for our church. Give us hope that we will soon gather again, to worship you together to sing your praise to celebrate the Eucharist  to share friendship and fellowship.  When we gather again, may we gather in the love your require us to share,…Continue reading Candlemas Intercessions 2021

Candlemas Sermon 2021

In the past 12 months we have learned much about waiting. Many people are asking ‘when will this be over’? When will life get back to normal? The answer is, of course, that we don’t know. We have some hopes; hopefully the vaccine will make a difference; hopefully warmer weather will bring some respite. But…Continue reading Candlemas Sermon 2021

Intercessions Epiphany 3

God who calls us anew each day, we pray that, as a church,  you will  give us ears to hear and hearts to respond in love and trust. Give us grace to work together in response to your love. Forgive our divisions and help us to follow only you, our God and Saviour.   God…Continue reading Intercessions Epiphany 3

Sermon – Epiphany 3

At Christmas the fact of the Roman Occupation of Israel is high in our consciousness, especially in relation to the 3 Magi from the Easte who encounter Herrod before they find Jesus and who avoid him afterwards. The slaughter of the innocents was the result. We then tend to forget about Roman occupation until we…Continue reading Sermon – Epiphany 3