Conversations along the way… By the lakeside with Jesus

Beginning from 13 July for 3 weeks, we are offering the opportunity to join a small group  of 3 – 6 people to share three bible stories and accompanying paintings (all encounters with Jesus at Lake Galilee) to… Read More

Opening our Churches after Lockdown

As the spread of Covid 19 is subsiding and Government lockdown rules are easing, we have been able to slowly open the doors of our two churches.Neither church is able to ‘go back to normal’. There are many… Read More

The Church Forests of Ethiopia, a parable.

This film by Jeremy Seifert is simply stunning. A moving image of a church holding something together for the whole of creation, whilst literally everything surrounding it is scraped away.

‘Rublev’ – A poem for Trinity Sunday

By Rowan Williamstaken from After Silent Centuries, published by The Perpetua Press, Oxford, in 1994 Rublev One day, God walked in, pale from the grey steppe,slit-eyed against the wind, and stopped,said, Colour me, breathe your blood into my… Read More

Thy Kingdom Come 2020

Ascension Day to Pentecost ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is an initiative which has inspired people over the last five years to pray specifically in the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost.

Musings for May

Written On the 1st of May “So here hath been dawning another blue day, think wilt thou let it slip useless away” These two lines, which form the beginning of a hymn that was a favourite of my… Read More

Holy Week Services 2020

A different kind of Easter! As you are no doubt aware… Easter will be very different this year. And the build-up during Holy Week will be a strange mix for us of online services and meditation, but also… Read More

Prayer Flowers for the Easter Garden

Prayer flowers for the Easter garden Undeterred by the church being closed the St George’s Easter garden is under construction in Mary Bishop’s garden. This year with everyone holed up at home we are offering the opportunity to… Read More

Three Minute Mindfulness

Revd Mark Laynesmith, Chaplain at Reading University, (another friend!), offers this ‘three-minute-mindfulness’ which you may find helpful.

Thoughts from a Cloistered House

Grant Bayliss is the Diocesan Canon Precentor, based at Christ Church in Oxford. He was also my (long-suffering) tutor at Cuddesdon.Here he writes movingly about being isolated from participating in the Eucharist, the very heart of our ecclesial… Read More