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Church Without Walls – 30th May

Taking a Step Back On Friday night, I watched a part of the Late Late Show, which is the world’s longest running chat show. It has been a staple in many Irish people’s living rooms for over 50 years on a Friday evening. The host, Ryan Tubridy, was stepping back from presenting the show after […]

Rector’s Letter – June 2023

Dear Friends, One of the things that has been on my mind recently is how helpful it is to be able to frame important events in the context of a church service. Last week I was invited to speak at a special leavers’ service at a local secondary school. On the occasion of the King’s […]

Devotion: When we can’t find the words

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. Romans 8:26 Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night thinking about a family member or friend? […]

Church Without Walls – 23rd May

Sowing Seeds We are not so green fingered in our house, so yesterday was a day to get some of the garden sorted. We cut the grass and swept up lots of debris from the paths. We even potted a few plants in the hope that they will yield some colour and brightness around the […]

Devotion: Ready to Listen

But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! John 15:7 Did you know that it’s possible to read the Bible out of pure duty—and not remember anything? We may read three chapters, but if the words don’t affect our […]

Church Without Walls – 16th May

The Power of Friendship The image that has stuck in my head since the weekend has been the image of Kevin Sinfield carrying his friend Rob Burrow across the finishing line of the inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon. For those unfamiliar with their story, Kevin and Rob are former Rugby League professional players and they […]

Church Without Walls – 9th May

Sitting Outside the Headmaster’s Office I found myself sitting outside the headmaster’s study one afternoon last week. It was the first time in quite a few years and it raised some memories as I was sitting there. Whenever I was summoned to the headmaster’s study, either as a pupil or later in my life as […]