Thought for Sunday 26th July Part 2

Oops, it seems I uploaded the wrong thought from Tony, here is the one intended. The Cathedral The other day, Elaine and I were talking about some of the places we should visit as soon as we get the opportunity, and the Corona virus restrictions have been lifted.  After all, we have joined the National … [Read more…]

Thoughts for Sunday 26th July

From Tony Cox Dear Brothers and Sisters, How easy it is to blame someone else for the faults around us. ”I wasn’t consulted so it can’t be laid at my door!”  “I may have said something about it, but I honestly can’t recall what!”  “It all happened so fast I didn’t have time to do … [Read more…]

Thoughts for Sunday 19th Aug

From David Clitheroe The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone found and hid: Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.  Matt. 13 v 44 Chapter 13 of Matthews Gospel is peppered with parables; The Sower; The wheat and the tares; … [Read more…]

Thought for Sunday 12 July

From Rev Peter Thomas What’s in a name?Sunday’s Gospel reading is the Parable of the Sower. There are few more familiar passages. Jesus used parables not only because they were a way to get his message across but also because they were entertaining and memorable.However Jesus did not give his parables titles, they are a … [Read more…]

Thought for Sunday 5th July

Did you know Jesus wrote risk assessments? We live in strange times don’t we?  Not just because of a virus but things which seemed to be of great value have become the opposite.  If you like watching the TV or Films you will have noticed that are in the time of the anti-hero.  We despise … [Read more…]

Thought for 28th June

Thoughts for 28th June ‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long’ (Psalm 23 v 6: NRSV) ‘Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of … [Read more…]

Thought for Sunday 21st June

If you have ever visited the beautiful Durham Cathedral you may recognise this image of its famous sanctuary-knocker. In the Middle Ages you could claim sanctuary in church buildings for minor offences, and in some cathedrals for more serious misdemeanours. At Durham, monks were perpetually on duty to open the door to anyone one who … [Read more…]

Thought for Sunday 14th June

From David Clitheroe Thought for the week June14th 2020 Romans 5 1-5 Whatever is it that links the powerful opening to chapter 5 of Paul’s Gospel speaking to us of ‘justification by faith’, Methodist Homes for the Aged [MHA] Sunday and today as the beginning of Refugee Week? I find it helpful to go back … [Read more…]

Thoughts for Sunday 7th June

Thoughts on Trinity Sunday by Robin Hutt Over 30 years ago the Anglican writer Christopher Bryant, following Orthodox tradition,  suggested that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are like the arms of the Father, drawing us to himself.  In a time of coronavirus lock-down many of us are deeply missing being able to hug people we love.  … [Read more…]

Thought for Sunday 29th May

Pentecost – Some thoughts by Chris Brown Phew! It has been hot lately. I know some of you have been enjoying the heat, warming all the way through to your bones. The rest of us, though – including me, have been struggling. I can’t think straight when it gets so hot and sadly my study … [Read more…]