Tag Archives: Mary

Trust. Adopt. Care.

Does anybody know what the name of Moses’ Mum was? Jochabed. I’d like to take a few minutes to pay tribute to Moses’ Mum. We know lots of stories about Moses, and the great things that he did. The way God chose him to lead the people of God out of captivity in Egypt and […]

Look Again

Today is Vision Sunday at All Saints – it says so on the notice sheet, so it must be. Now I have to be honest and tell you that when I planned this I did not realise that this Sunday was also the first Sunday of Epiphany, it is just one of those serendipities that […]

Vision

I wonder if anybody recognises this gentleman. It is Kevin McCloud. Are there are any other Grand Designs fans in church this morning? For those of you who don’t watch it, the basic idea is that each episode features the building of a Grand Design, a house that is extraordinary, either because of its architecture, […]

Songs of Praise

This morning we’ve heard the songs of two women who share a name in their own language, though separated by the early translators of the Bible. Miriam and Mary, also separated by centuries of history, but singing from the overflow of the same joy in their hearts at the working of the same God in […]

He is risen!

Over the last few months I have been working with some friends to put on a Passion Play, a dramatic retelling of the events of Easter, in and around Priorslee. Rather than doing it all live, as it was done in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday, we filmed it in advance. I played the part […]

The missing men

As many of you know, in October I spent some time in Uganda. Whilst I was there, I helped to run two conferences for the local church. At one of these, I was talking to a group of pastors and small group leaders from some of the parishes in the area. We had been talking […]

Advent 4 – Mary

During Advent, this time of waiting and preparation before Christmas, our services have been themed around, “The Return of the King”. We started by thinking about the quality of our wait for the return of our King, Jesus. Are we fearful, unsure what to expect, or expectant and focussed. We went on to start thinking […]