Monthly Archives: April 2011

Triduum Sermons

Maundy Thursday Evening St Andrew’s Witham on the Hill Please click below to listen to my sermons from Maundy Thursday and Easter Day. Maundy Thursday Easter Day

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FREE TO GIVE

Palm Sunday at Witham on the Hill was the usual holy chaos – even without the donkey – who had gone back to the seaside to earn its corn! After the Peace Glynn Tutt said his goodbyes to the congregation … Continue reading

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A QUIET DAY FOR PASSIONTIDE

Today was the best kind of day. The house was alive with praying people ( 21 one of them) who had come to one of our Programme Days – we organise one every month. This one was led my myself … Continue reading

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TWO LECTURES

On Tuesday I attended two lectures . The first was at Grimsthorpe Castle, hosted by Lady Willoughby in her capacity as a Vice President of the English Clergy Association which was established to advise clergy, churchwardens and patrons on the … Continue reading

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THE VOICE OF GOD

THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT John 11 1-45 THE RAISING OF LAZARUS Jesus did not enter Lazarus’ tomb. He stood outside and ‘‘cried out with a loud voice – Lazarus come forth’ and the dead man came out wrapped in … Continue reading

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SCHOOL MINISTRY

In term time I spend around three and a half hours a week in schools – two and half at the Church School at Edenham and one hour and sometimes an extra lunchtime a the Prep School at Witham. Edenham … Continue reading

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PIANO LESSONS

I first had piano lessons at the age of six and then almost continually until I was eighteen. My first teachers were men who played the pub piano and one called George was, I remember, quite a disciplinarian – but he … Continue reading

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IN PRAISE OF MOTHERS

Today I noticed how many Mothers were present at Mothering Sunday services on their own – without children or husbands ( or the fathers of their children). I thought about the saying of Jesus when only one of ten lepers … Continue reading

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CHARACTER FORMING

People often remark that we ( the villages) ‘ are losing our characters.’ By that I think they are commenting on the experience we have that we know fewer people in our communities, and that the people we do know … Continue reading

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