Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hymn of the week: See, Jesus, thy disciples see

We are still in the season of Easter, and the Gospel this week (John 20:19-31) continues the story of Easter Day, with Jesus appearing among his disciples in a locked room, and a week later to Thomas. This scripture is … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding as act of worship

Mary Ann and I had flirted with the idea of going to Westminster to watch the Royal Wedding, but we ended up joining the millions around the world who tuned in via TV. I must admit I do like a … Continue reading

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Emmaus

As mentioned in my last blog post, Cafe Worship on Easter Sunday evening was on the theme of Emmaus (Luke 24:13-49). We began by looking at Antonia Rolls’ painting ‘Jesus on the Tube‘, discussing how Jesus and his fellow passengers … Continue reading

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Alleluia! The Lord is risen!

Easter Monday is a public holiday in the UK. It could have been invented with clergy in mind – a day to recover after the hectic worship schedule of Holy Week and Easter. Having said this, Easter this year has … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Christ the Lord is risen today

Two services tomorrow: a traditional Communion service at Camden Town in the morning and a non-traditional Communion service at Cafe Worship in the evening. Easter hymns almost pick themselves, and I don’t vary my selection much from year to year. … Continue reading

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Sermon: What makes ‘Good Friday’ good?

What makes ‘Good Friday’ good? It certainly wasn’t good for Jesus, and I have to think it wasn’t very good for his mother, or friends that watched it happen. So why do we call it ‘good’? About 25 years after … Continue reading

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Good Friday in Upper Holloway

For many years our local ecumenical grouping of churches, the Upper Holloway Fellowship of Churches, has organised a Good Friday walk of witness, which makes its way up Holloway Road to conclude with an open air service. This takes place … Continue reading

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