Monthly Archives: June 2020

Vernacular Liturgy

  ‘Taking the Knee’ Is the latest Discovery Of society seeking Vernacular liturgy.   A bodily act; Expressed corporately: The individual, With others, In solidarity.   The football crowd Singing: Raising their arms adoring   From Temple To terrace The … Continue reading

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St John’s Day

  The year has turned: The mower Making hay Is blessed By butterflies Ascending From the grass In drifts of colour.   The bearded barley Shimmering In shades of green Still shields The swelling grain.   The hay Soon stacked … Continue reading

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Corona Chronicles: 40: Singing is bad for your health.

  Rumour has it that when we are eventually allowed to return to Church for Public Worship  singing will be prohibited because it is dangerous: a sure way to spread a virus. Singing is certainly good for the soul. I … Continue reading

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A Lament

Beloved Church that nurtured me, Baptising and confirming me. In priest and people I learnt to see The promise of eternity.   In singing tones of Common Prayer I sought forgiveness and opened care. I believed that all you were … Continue reading

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Corona Chronicles 39: Moving into a new space

Jesus says; ‘in my Father’s house are many dwelling (resting) places, if it were not so I would have told you.’ In this image of the journey of the soul towards God Jesus is giving to us a way of … Continue reading

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Corona Crisis: 38: The Rainbow

Rainbow   Nave –like Bowing over us; Brilliant Be-jewelled drops Of drifting rain.   Distinct. Transfigured. Broken Light cascades From heaven Bright and brilliant.   The field Is a cathedral floor.     A momentary sign: Reality Breaks through. Promising … Continue reading

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More Steps through Luke’s Gospel

Audio reflections on the Gospel of Luke;Tuesday 9th June

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Corona Chronicles 37:

A sermon for Trinity SundayHomily Trinity Sunday

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Step by step through Luke’s Gospel

A continuation of audio reflections on the daily lectionary reading for Morning Prayer

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The Pine in May

Consider the Pine in May: Last year’s cone Has opened its heart Of seed Suspended In Christmas decoration.   New cones Soft and delicate, Pale and tender, Reach out Like baby’s fingers.   New growth Flames up: Paschal Candles Of … Continue reading

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