Monthly Archives: April 2020

Where is God in this Pandemic – Easter Triumph and Times of Trial

Thursday was St George’s Day – the national saint’s day for the English. It was also Shakespeare’s Birthday and for me that is particularly special as a fellow son of Stratford. Shakespeare knew the pains of plague and pestilence. His … Continue reading

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Clapping for the NHS

I’ve been trying to work out what the ‘Clapping for the NHS’ phenomenon tells us about where we find ourselves at this time of pandemic crisis. Some of it may be seem obvious but I sense that there is more … Continue reading

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Easter Day Eucharist: Live-streamed – Rainbow Fizz

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic all public worship across the Church of England has been suspended. Worship has therefore moved to online live-streaming. Below is the text of the simple service I live-streamed from Peterborough Parish Church on Sunday 22nd … Continue reading

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The Penitent Thief – Reflection for Good Friday

A few years ago, driving through Edinburgh, I went past a funeral director’s premises. Above it there was a tax accountant’s office on one of the upper floors. To this day I wish I had got out of the car … Continue reading

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A monster calls

The BBC seems at the moment to be choosing the films it shows very carefully. They know that people need a lift or perhaps something to inspire. Such a film, with a message for our time, is ‘A monster calls‘, … Continue reading

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Lent 6 (Palm Sunday): Live-stream – Job Description to tend, treasure and transform

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic all public worship across the Church of England has been suspended. Worship has therefore moved to online live-streaming. Below is the text of the simple service I live-streamed from Peterborough Parish Church on Sunday 22nd … Continue reading

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