Monthly Archives: April 2012

An Iona-ish weekend!

This weekend has been AMAZING!  So amazing that I just have to tell you all about it! On Friday night I attended a ‘Big Sing’ with John Bell from the Iona Community and his colleague Christine.  It was an incredible … Continue reading

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Can you prove God’s existence?

Today is the day of St. Anselm according to the calendar of both the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church.  Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109, Anselm is perhaps most famous for proposing the ontological argument:  if the … Continue reading

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Why do we sing?

This evening I went to the first rehearsal for the Salisbury Diocesan Choral Festival.  I’ve never taken part before, but I’m excited about joining together with (potentially) 300 people to sing in Salisbury Cathedral, Sherborne Abbey and All Saints in … Continue reading

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The Light of Life

‘Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.’ Sir Thomas Browne What is it that drives people to seek God?  Is it the soul, this part of us which makes us ‘in God’s image’ and … Continue reading

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Stay with me, remain here with me: watch and pray.

One thing which I find really beautiful about Holy Week is that we can spend time imagining ourselves there with Jesus, because we know most of what he was doing during this time.  To be given an opportunity to imagine … Continue reading

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A prayer for Holy Week

Heavenly Father; as we move towards the crucifixion and the sacrifice of your Son on the cross this week, help us to remember you in our hearts and minds.  Help us to make the sacrifices necessary in our own lives, … Continue reading

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Meditations on Palm Sunday

Alleluia, how the people cheer And palm leaves rustle as the king draws near. ~ John Beavis Entering Holy Week is an experience which is different for each person.  I can remember being at a Taizé service during Lent some 8 or … Continue reading

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