Good enough

In a previous parish I asked a wonderful lady if she would be a Eucharistic Minister. To me, she seemed to be exactly the sort of person we would want in that ministry, prayerful, faithful and involved in other ministries of the Church. “Oh,” she said when I asked, “I...

Prayers for Sunday February 4th 2018

Sunday February 4 2018 – The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.   These prayers are adapted from the Book of Common Prayer for use at home.     From Psalm 51   Open my lips, O Lord, * and my mouth shall proclaim your praise. Create in me a clean heart, O God, * and...

Candles and Christ

This week we celebrate Candlemas. Before electricity, when candles were the main source of light, they were brought to Church at Candlemas and blessed for the year ahead.The churchy name for the day is “The Presentation of Christ in the Temple”. When Jesus...

A rock and a hard place

Some of you might know I have a soft spot for St. Peter. He is impetuous, loyal and generally like a lot of us; eager to please, desperately wanting to do the right thing but, often, showing his own vulnerability and misunderstanding. I like him for this, but I also...