Category Archives: From the Rector

MESSAGE FROM REV KAY – 4.3.22

Dear Parishioners and Friends, I pray that you are coping well with the effects of the flood.  I thought I would give you an update on Parish happenings. St James has been open yesterday and today for anyone who wanted … Continue reading

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REV STEVE’S REFLECTION FOR TODAY – 15.9.21

Rev Steve has provided the link below to a Morning Prayer service he prepared for Sunday before lockdown was lifted : https://fb.watch/81nVo6C_ZZ/

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REV STEVE’S REFLECTION FOR TODAY – 10.9.21

Believing in the resurrection does not just mean assenting to a dogma and noting a historical fact. It means participating in this creative act of God’s … Resurrection is not a consoling opium, soothing us with the promise of a … Continue reading

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REV STEVE’S REFLECTION FOR TODAY – 9.9,21

“When the fear of death leaves us, the destructive craving for life leaves us too. We can then restrict our desires and our demands to our natural requirements. The dreams of power and happiness and luxury and far-off places, which … Continue reading

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REV STEVE’S REFLECTION FOR TODAY

“But the ultimate reason for our hope is not to be found at all in what we want, wish for and wait for; the ultimate reason is that we are wanted and wished for and waited for. What is it … Continue reading

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REV STEVE’S REFLECTION FOR TODAY – 7.9.21

This week’s reflections are drawn from the German theologian and pastor, Jurgen Moltmann, who has been a profound influence on my own life and ministry.  There is a timelessness to his insights that I hope you will find both challenging … Continue reading

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REV STEVE’S MORNING PRAYER SERVICE FOR TODAY 5.9.21

Below is the link for today https://fb.watch/7P_Xtv0p6p/

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REV STEVE’S REFLECTION FOR TODAY – 2.9.21

‘An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow’ (part 3) or “You’re Not a Man” I had a very disturbing experience recently.  It involved a man in his 60s bullying an 8 year old boy to quote, ‘teach him a lesson.’  The boy was … Continue reading

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REFLECTION FROM REV STEVE FOR TODAY – 1.9.21

‘An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow’ (part 2) or ‘Childlike or Childish?’ Today I continue my reflections on Les Murray’s poem ‘An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow’.  It can be found in yesterday’s post or by clicking on the link above.  The poem is … Continue reading

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REV STEVE’S REFLECTION FOR TODAY – 31.8.21

‘An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow’ or ‘Tears in the Time of COVID’ Today’s reflection draws on Les Murray’s masterpiece, ‘An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow’, a part of his anthology on depression, ‘Killing the Black Dog.’  For those unfamiliar with Murray, he is … Continue reading

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