Liturgy with Few Words

We will us this on the fourth Sunday of Advent as Christmas begins to tint the edges of Advent We believe in God, who, in Jesus, came to share our lives: He came as a newborn child,  far from home,  cradled in poverty. We believe in the child of Mary, who came in weakness so…Continue reading Liturgy with Few Words

Liturgy with Few Words

We will use this confession on the last Sunday of Advent. God whose coming we await, You come in stillness: we miss you in our busyness You come in simplicity: we miss you in the rush and bustle. You come in silence: we miss you amidst the noise. Forgive us, we pray: help us to…Continue reading Liturgy with Few Words

Liturgy with Few Words

Looking for bits and pieces of liturgy as I prepare my weekly Sunday Service Sheet, I am struck by how wordy liturgy has become. I prefer liturgy to be concise, but, in any case, breivity is essential here for a few reasons: First, I now produce a weekly sheet which contains the whole of the…Continue reading Liturgy with Few Words

Just a question.

The Church of England House of Bishops has recently indicated that there will be no change in the Church of England’s position that we must share the ‘common cup’, share the chalice, even if this means that most congregations will be receiving Communion in one kind only for the foreseeable future. I’m in two minds…Continue reading Just a question.

Are we allowed?

There has been a heavy load this week, in the work of pastoral care. Many of those who attended our All Souls service had lost multiple family members; many to Covid or to its consequences in terms of delayed diagnosis or medical intervention. And then the elderly folk who seem to have aged and become…Continue reading Are we allowed?