As we have journeyed together through lent as a community at Holy Nativity, people have been asking how we can grow as disciples. One thing I keep being asked about is prayer. There is a universal truth about all people who believe; every single one of us thinks we’re rubbish at praying. By listening to
I’ve just been in ASDA and they’re sellinglamb of God who takes away the sins of the world finger puppets for a pound. They also have sheep bags and baskets for £1.50. Go and sort out all of your Easter toddler worship needs!
On Monday a colleague posted an article on Facebook entitled “Why pastors shouldn’t work more than 40 hours a week – and why most do”. It was a good article in and of itself but the thing that interested me more was the visceral reaction people had to it on Facebook; most especially, the priests.
At the Christmas Rock Mass we prayed for Jesus to bring light into the dark situations around the world and in our lives. I bought a couple of paper chain making kits from eBay. With suitable music playing, people wrote their prayers on the back of their links and added them to the chain. It
Since the late 19th century, The Church has been held hostage to one of the most theologically facile songs that has ever been sung during a service. All of the accusations of “pie in the sky when you die” and a “bearded man in the sky” can be found in this universal favourite. When combined
The Nursery Rhyme Mass is one of the most interesting developments in sacramental ministry with children that I’ve come across. Fr Simon and other contributors like Mtr Leah have been using familiar tunes to engage the young and old with the sacraments. I haven’t yet had time to be able to incorporate a regular worship
Fifty sheets of card cut into A5, 5 minutes on photoshop and £3 for the magnet from eBay. And of course my handy pack of felt tips from Bargain Madness. Fridge magnet prayers. “This advent I will take time to…” We spend so much time running around being human doings instead of human beings. This
Next month’s Rock Mass is “Rock Mass Unplugged” in the park with a BBQ. Jonnie Parkin from Luminous has helped us out by cutting a labyrinth into the church park.
A few of us who are involved in Sacramental Alt Worship/Emerging Church/Fresh Expressions in the UK have been talking and we think that there is a need for a space for us to cross pollinate and dream dreams. Wherever you come from and whatever you are hoping to see develop in the future, Sanctum could