Feeling down?

Feeling down after the excitement of the Olympics? Missing the wall-to-wall coverage of medal success? Remember what Andrew Wingate said in his sermon on 7 August about this Raphael painting of the Transfiguration: “The painting confronts us with two realities – that of Christ in glory – and the other that of the reality of … [Read more…]

Going for Gold

August 5th sees the start of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, as the eyes of the world focus on the games. A number of New Testament letters make reference to Olympic sport including Hebrews: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the … [Read more…]

Referendum reaction

Yesterday’s EU Referendum result has produced, and will continue to produce, much reaction, comment and interpretation.  Do read this statement by our own Bishop David, and the statements by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. As +David ends: “We should hold all of our political leaders in our prayers”.

A heart for the poor

Only a few minutes after the result of the EU Referendum had become clear, BBC Radio 4’s 2016 news coverage was interrupted for “Prayer for the Day”. We thought it worth sharing what Canon Simon Doogan said. The campaigning is finished; the argument is over, if only for a while. Some people will be elated … [Read more…]

Devoted to your service

The 21-year-old princess who spoke from South Africa to say – “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be short or long, shall be devoted to your service” – has now served our country and Commonwealth as Queen for more than 60 years, and the weekend of 10–12 June will see … [Read more…]