Category Archives: Worship

Hymn of the week: To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise

Like it or loathe it, harvest festival season is upon us. I have already written in a previous post about the wonderfully eccentric Revd Hawker, who is credited as the inventor of the harvest festival, or perhaps it would be … Continue reading

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Racial Justice Sunday

O God, you created all people in your image. We thank you for the astonishing variety of races and cultures in this world. Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of friendship, and show us your presence in those who differ … Continue reading

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Week one at Walworth

Well, that was an exciting, challenging and frequently confusing first week. It began with the circuit welcome service for me and my colleague David Hardman on Saturday 30th August, continued with a succession of meetings and conversations on and off … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye properly

Churches have various ways of saying ‘hello’ to a new minister/pastor/priest. In some denominations this includes a formal licensing or induction at the beginning of a new period of ministry. The Methodist Church does things slightly differently; as we are … Continue reading

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Preaching houses and cathedral choirs

Last week we took a short break of four nights in the beautiful and historic city of York. This was a gift from my parents; a much-delayed 25th wedding anniversary present. Mary Ann had never been to York before and … Continue reading

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Wesley Day in London

Yesterday was Wesley Day, the 275th Anniversary of John’s Wesley’s experience of the ‘warmed heart’ at Aldersgate. I’ve attended the commemorations in London a few times over the years, though this was the first time I actually managed to get … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Part 2

Sermon: What does the Lord require of us?  Micah 6:6-8, Luke 24: 13-35 Has it ever occurred to you that people in the days of the Bible did a lot of walking? Just think about it for a moment: Abraham … Continue reading

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