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Are you ready?

Tomorrow’s dawn sees that last day of unending joy.  With the the Holy Spirit’s arrival at Pentecost the liturgical season turns away from Easter,  Away from the rising of the Son of God to the sending of the Spirit and her empowering so that Jesus’ message, of love and hope and peace is spread to the ends…

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Beach Blessings

While I am not one prone to beach holidays I do like a deserted Scottish beach with its miles of sand, or pebbles and rock pools.  It was the former I found myself on one sunny May afternoon whilst on holiday recently.  The few other visitors on the beach, mostly dog walkers didn’t stay very long…

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Light Show

I popped into the church yesterday. I have obviously never popped into the church at such a time of day, at such a time of the year, with the sun just so in the sky and shinning, before. Shinning through the stained glass window – of which we only have one. Taking with their beams…

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A World Changing Event

I have been spending some time of late exploring figures of Christ and Mary which are not the usual western images.  It all began because of what I was planning for Good Friday.  While there are lots of images out there of the Nativity and a number of the Annunciation, there are very few of Mary…

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Surprise Sunday

You might know it as something else like Low Sunday, I thought it was 2nd Sunday of Easter, but it turned out to be Surprise Sunday. This morning I walked into the church and thought, ut oh not very warm in here, a sense of dismay filled me.  I reached for the light switches and…

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What If?

Were you wondering what happened, well this is what I ended up saying. Not until we had gone right past the usual sermon slot, right past the Eucharist and even the blessing.  Then when they thought they were going to get to sing Thine be the Glory I stood there and asked.  What if? What…