How did we get here? I’m in St Matthew’s Church Grosmont. There are 15 well kept racked real ales in the corner. The room is packed. There is a small ukulele orchestra playing The Lion Sleeps Tonight on the chancel steps! How did we get here? It’s a Friday night. It’s my day off. I’m
This is the second hymn Metanoia played at yesterday’s Blessēd big bash in The Big Top at Greenbelt. It’s going to make a few appearances at The Rock Mass over the next year or so.
I’ve spent the last four weeks doing activity days with 5-11 year old’s at Holy Nativity. Today we looked at The Good Samaritan and “who is my neighbour”? Two minutes and seventeen seconds of animation isn’t going to fill your four hours up but they all shouted “let’s watch it again” afterwards. I think it
A song of Anselm of Canterbury Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you: You are gentle with us as a mother with her children; Often you weep over our sins and our pride: tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement. You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds: in
There is something wonderful about the way George Guiver CR embodies his vocation as a monk in a way that enables him to speak so freely about the nature of The Church TM. I’m currently reading his new book Vision upon Vision: Processes of Change and Renewal in Christian Worship. I was so struck by
From XKCD. I used to teach year 9 a lesson on the enormity of the universe in the RE philosophy module. I think this just about covers it.
The Church of England is fond of the phrase ‘lex orandi, lex credendi’: the law of prayer is the law of belief. It is a defining characteristic of Anglicanism. At the heart of this phrase is the notion that the language we regularly use in worship changes us and the beliefs we have. I’d extend