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Compline for Wednesday 19th January 2022

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by The Revd. Sue Auckland.

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A Service of Compline for Today:

The Third Sunday of Epiphany – Sunday 23th January 2022

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon. Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

Please continue to share your views on our services.

God bless,

Nigel.

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

Our sermon for today is from The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

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Sermon Text

There is a Yorkshire saying, “The higher the monkey climbs, the more he shows his backside!” Though it is a little cruder in the original. This is a saying aimed at those who have got above themselves. The one who went away and made some money, and has now come back to his home town or village and is splashing the cash. Is telling tall tales of his adventures and making out that he is above those that he grew up with.

Sometimes, it can be utterly justified. Some people think that a little worldly success, money or fame makes them a better person than the mere insects they grew up with. They have climbed so high that all they show is their shame, and they cannot see it.

Sometimes though it is not justified. Sometimes, the person who went away is not trying to show off. The person has been away and has been changed by it. They are different but they are not trying to belittle anyone. However, the simple fact that they are now a little exotic and different means that the locals feel left behind. They feel jealous, and it is out of their jealousy that they try to put their former friend down.

This is the setting of the reading from Luke 4, read today. Jesus has returned to his home town and has gone to worship. Everyone is there, they have heard of all the miracles and healings that Jesus has done. Will they welcome their hero home or will they turn on him. Well our reading ends before we find out, but I can tell you that just a few verses later the people Jesus grew up with, turn on him, they drag him out and even try to kill him.

That was then but what now? Well there is the obvious lesson not to be too hasty in our judgement of people. But more than that, there is a lesson on how we treat Jesus’ message now.

Back then Jesus quoted from the prophet Isaiah and said of himself,

“The Lord’s Spirit has come to me,

because he has chosen me to tell the good news to the poor.

The Lord has sent me to announce freedom for prisoners,

to give sight to the blind, to free everyone who suffers,

and to say, ‘This is the year the Lord has chosen.’”

“What you have just heard me read has come true today.”


I can read those words and be challenged. Challenged to join with Jesus mission to be filled with the Spirit, to be good news for those who are poor and offer a way out for everyone who is weighed down by the injustices of this world, blinded by greed, and I can strive in Christ to free people from their suffering.

This call of Jesus will shake up every cosy notion I have about faith. It blows out of the water the idea that faith is a private thing, and even more so that faith has nothing to do with politics. I can embrace Jesus’ claim, and make a nuisance of myself, calling out for justice and equality and not being silenced until I get it. I can encourage others to do the same.

Equally, I can read those words of Jesus and be challenged. Challenged to reject this idea of a Jesus that leaves the walls of our churches. I have known this Jesus from my youth, how dare he come back now and shake up my comfortable world. I can embrace what I have always known to be true and silence those who make a nuisance of themselves.

Those words of Jesus. They challenge me and you as much now as they did in Jesus’ home town all those years ago. Do I embrace Jesus’ words, and follow him? Do I force him back in his place, in church, in a cradle, in a grave.

Today, do I embrace Jesus’ words? Do you?

Amen.

Compline for Wednesday 19th January 2022

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell.

God bless…

A Service of Compline for Today:

The Second Sunday of Epiphany – Sunday 16th January 2022

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon. Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

Please continue to share your views on our services.

God bless,

Nigel.

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

Our sermon for today is from The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

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Our God

The wedding

Prayerful
 

Sermon Text

I like a party. I love being with good people, celebrating together. So it can be no surprise to anyone who knows me that I love this story of Jesus at the wedding feast. This story is described by John as the first sign shown by Jesus. The first hint of who he really is. And it comes in the middle of the party, after all the guests have had plenty to drink.

So what is the sign? Well, I could say it is the changing of the water into wine, which, wonderful as it is, would be to miss the point. The sign is much more than some excellent wine.

The sign is that heaven has broken through into this earth. The result is the water changing into wine. And such wine. It is described as the best of wines. What else would you expect when heaven comes to earth. And lots of it. Again, would you expect anything other than over the top generosity when heaven comes to earth.

So what is the sign? That Jesus is the heavenly Word made flesh. This is just a glimpse of who Jesus is. In him heaven has come to earth, so we should expect miracles to happen all around him.

The exuberance of this casual act by Jesus is also a hint of what we can expect at the great heavenly banquet described in Revelation. That is when earth enters heaven. Human beings, and the whole of creation are described as feasting in heaven forever. A great heavenly party, with earth invited.

So what is the sign? Heaven has come down to earth, but equally earth is lifted to heaven. That is what is happening in Jesus. In Jesus, heaven and earth, God and humanity are one.

‘Heaven and earth, God and humanity are one.’ That is easy to say but what does it mean? Well it means a lifetime of sermons for one thing. It is the fact at the heart of Christianity. A mystery for all of us to ponder and wonder about, throughout our lives.

In Jesus heaven and earth become one. We are called to be like him, to be ‘Christlike.’ That doesn’t just mean to be live a good and moral life. It means much more. It means that we are to be places where heaven and earth meet. That is what the Spirit is doing in me and in you.

So what is the sign?

Water into wine.

Heaven come down to earth.

Earth lifted up to heaven.

And all in and through Jesus, our lord, the Word made flesh.

Amen.

Compline for Wednesday 12th January 2022

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by Lindy Ellis

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A Service of Compline for Today:

The Baptism of Christ – Sunday 9th January 2022

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon. Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

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God bless,

Nigel.

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Sue Auckland

Our sermon for today is from John Taylor

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O Breath of Life, come sweeping though us.

Spirit song (O let the Son of God enfold you)

Prayerful
 

Sermon Text

The Baptism of Christ follows closely on from the Epiphany which is the revelation of God in the form of the human Jesus. I sometimes feel that today is slightly overshadowed by all the excitement of Christmas and isn’t always fully appreciated for the important day it is.

The human nature of Jesus as being both totally and completely human whilst at the same time wholly divine is it the very root of the Holy Trinity. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This is considered by many to be the greatest mystery of the Christian faith.

For some it is evidence the Christians are mistaken and for others it is the foundation of our faith. Just because we cannot fully explain or understand something does not mean that it is untrue. I have no idea how the whole complicated ecological system works but I believe that plants grow as a result of the interaction of heat, light and water. I believe this to be true even if I do not understand it.

In the same way that I believe that our planet operates I believe that Jesus Christ was sent by God to save us all and that he was, inexplicably, both fully God and fully human.

Because Jesus was human, lived a human life, experienced human emotions, enjoyed his food and drink, got tired, was moved to compassion, cried over the death of a friend and in the end died a human, or perhaps more accurately, an inhuman, death, because of this linking with humanity I know that he understands what I am going through during all my life.

An indispensable part of Christianity is baptism. At its most basic baptism is the induction or admission of a person into the Christian faith. On baptism we become part of the Christian family. There are all sorts of learned debate about aspects of baptism. Infant baptism as opposed to adult, totally emersion in, or symbolic sprinkling of water et cetera but the common denominator is that the baptised person is no longer a spectator but a player. A participant in Christian life in whatever way works with or for them.

This is why today’s memorial or celebration of the Baptism of Christ is so important. Jesus was baptised just like everyone else. He wasn’t, and isn’t just an onlooker in our lives. He wasn’t and isn’t a visiting deity inspecting lowly humanity at close quarters on earth rather than merely peering down from heaven. He was, and is, one of us and his baptism is an integral part of that oneness.

Amen

Compline for Wednesday 5th January 2022

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

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A Service of Compline for Today:

Compline for Wednesday 29th December 2021

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by The Revd. Sue Auckland

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A Service of Compline for Today:

First Sunday of Christmas – Feast of Stephen – 26th December 2021

Thank you for joining our online worship. We have not produced online worship for today.

You can find our Christmas Day service here: https://nigeltuffnell.wordpress.com/2021/12/25/christmas-day-25th-december-2021/

Alternatively, you can join the service of Morning Prayer for The Feast of Stephen from the Church of England website: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/morning-prayer-feast-stephen

We will not be publishing a Compline this week and our next online worship will be published as normal here on Sunday 2nd January 2022.

God bless,

Nigel.

Christmas Day – 25th December 2021

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon. Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

Please continue to share your views on our services.

God bless,

Nigel.

 

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

Our sermon for today is from The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

Music links (just click on the titles below to be taken to the music hosted by YouTube).

More Traditional:

O come, all ye faithful

More Modern:

Immanuel

I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Light of the world (Here I am to worship)

Prayerful
 

Sermon Text

John 1.1-5: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

Beautiful words from that Christmas Gospel reading. The phrase that strikes me is, “The light shines in the darkness”.

When I was a teenager I loved outdoor adventure. I would canoe down rivers, rock climb, hike and explored caves. Now I remember the first time that I went into and explored a cave. I squeezed in, I was thinner then! Then I was told to switch off my light. I did it. At first the world still swam with light. Colours danced before my eyes. But then I realised that I couldn’t see. I touched my nose with my hand and I could not see a thing. I knew my leader and my friends were just inches away from me. But suddenly I felt helpless and alone. I had to fight the panic building within. Then we were told to switch our lights on again. I learned my lesson. I stayed attached to my companions. I knew that was the only way I was sure of not losing them if my light failed.

That day, in the depths of the North York Moors, I learned to respect the dark. To know it for the danger it was, and that only the greatest of preparations would proof me against its terror.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”

This world can be so dark at times. I have had close friends and family that have died suddenly. I look at the news headlines and find tales of corruption and greed. Of people alone and afraid, while their neighbours brightly celebrate Christmas. I read typhoon kills more than 30. Four brothers killed in fire. Covid is spreading like wildfire. Russia threatening war.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” The darkness has not overcome the light but it can feel like it at times. That is why it is so important to hear those words repeated, year after year.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” This is Christmas. This is the time when we celebrate the lighting of that light that shines through the darkness of this world. I long for the Christ Child, grown up, killed and ascended. I long for that Jesus to return and for his light to banish all darkness and the evil it represents.

Until then, I will think about the baby in the manger, and recognise that spark of light within me. I ask God’s Spirit to provide the tinder and fuel. I pray that the spark of light in me might once again burn brightly this Christmas time, and always.

I pray for that light to burn brightly in you too. I pray for the world to be lit up by our shining.

I celebrate Christmas to claim that promise that, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” I celebrate so that I can be a light in the darkness too, and I invite you to join me …

Compline for Wednesday 22nd December 2021

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by Lindy Ellis

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A Service of Compline for Today:

The Fourth Sunday of Advent – 19th December 2021

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon. Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

Please continue to share your views on our services.

God bless,

Nigel.

 

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Sue Auckland

Our sermon for today is from Jamie Worthington

Music links (just click on the titles below to be taken to the music hosted by YouTube).

More Traditional:

 
 

More Modern:

Breath of heaven

Waiting here for you

Mary and Joseph’s song

Prayerful
 
 

Compline for Wednesday 15th December 2021

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by The Revd. Sue Auckland

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A Service of Compline for Today:

The Third Sunday of Advent – 12th December 2021

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon. Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

Please continue to share your views on our services.

God bless,

Nigel.

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

Our sermon for today is from The Revd. Lyndy Domoney

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More Modern:

How lovely on the mountains

Prepare the way

Prayerful
 
 

Compline for Wednesday 8th December 2021

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

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A Service of Compline for Today:

The Second Sunday of Advent – 5th December 2021

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon. Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

Please continue to share your views on our services.

God bless,

Nigel.

 

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

Our sermon for today is from John Taylor

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More Modern:

Hope & glory

The Lord is my salvation

Prayerful
 
 

Sermon Text

We often tend to think of repentance as being sorry for an act or omission. When we say, “we repent of all our sins” sometimes this becomes changed in our minds to, “we apologise for our sins” or, “we are sorry that we sinned”. But the New Testament looks at repentance in a different light as we shall see later.

Advent is the season of looking forward to the birth of Christ, the coming of the Messiah and the salvation he brings for all of us no matter who or what we are or have been. The reading from Luke traditionally forms an important part of Advent. John goes off into the wilderness to prepare people for the arrival of Jesus.

The notion or concept of preparation involves actually doing something. For example, if you prepare a meal you collect the ingredients and either combine them raw or cook them. What we might not immediately pick up on today is that “prepare the way of the Lord and make his paths straight” would have had not one but two meanings for Luke’s readers. Both meanings would have involved doing something.

The roads at the time were awful, often little more than stoney dirt tracks. When a King set forth on a journey teams of workmen would proceed him, literally making his path straight and preferably level as well.

The image of someone going in front of the Messiah to physically prepare a path was one which would be perfectly feasible and reasonable.

The second meaning recognisable to the Jews (or some of them at any rate) was that of spiritual preparation. For John, and them, baptism represented a change of heart including sorrow for sin, and, more importantly, a determination to lead a new life. A holy life cleansed from sin in order to benefit from the arrival of the Messiah.

The true nature of repentance is changing one’s nature, action, speech, the whole of one’s being to correspond more closely with what God wants from us.

What we have to do is to grasp the true nature of repentance and act upon it. We do have to change, we do have to turn and follow God through his son Jesus Christ the Messiah. I do not pretend for a moment that this is always going to be easy because it isn’t. At times we all find it so hard that the temptation sometimes is just to take the easy way out and give up and these are the times when faith and hope and prayer and God’s gift of the Holy Spirit come to our aid but they are topics for the forthcoming year. Today we just need to concentrate on the message that salvation is there for all of us as is the requirement for personal repentance.

Compline for Wednesday 1st December 2021

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by The Revd. Sue Auckland

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A Service of Compline for Today:

The First Sunday of Advent – 28th November 2021

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon. Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

Please continue to share your views on our services.

God bless,

Nigel.

 

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Lyndy Domoney

Our sermon for today is from The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

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More Modern:

I see the King of Glory (Hosanna)

To you O Lord

Prayerful
 

Sermon Text

Dear Lord, may all that is from you be heard and remembered, and all else forgotten. Amen.

Our reading today is from Luke 21. Scary stuff. Stories of the end times.

That reading made me think of a film that came out in the 1970s called ‘A Thief in the Night.’ It starts with a woman waking up to the radio news saying that millions of people all around the world had suddenly disappeared just 20minutes ago. Could this be Jesus return? The woman panics and looks round her house for her husband and finds his electric shaver dropped in the sink, still running and she screams!

That is just the opening scene. It’s a dramatic Christian film designed to scare Christians into taking their faith seriously. You can see it on You Tube and it seems very dated now. Very 70s, with flairs, bright shirts and long hair. But in its day it was powerful. I know people who were taken to see the film by their youth group.

They were in their early teens but still have nightmares about waking up with all their loved ones taken, and them left behind.

There are a number of end time stories in the Bible. All have warnings as well as encouragement. They all encourage Christ’s followers to hold on to their faith, to be strong because Jesus will return for them.

That’s the key. These are stories to encourage not primarily to scare. They were treasured by the early Christians who were facing daily persecution and fear. They were all too aware that this world isn’t perfect, and worse, that being a Christian was a good way to make it seem worse. They could face ridicule, beatings, torture and death. So no wonder some were starting to question whether their faith in Jesus was worth it. Under pressure others were wondering if there even was a loving God.

These are the people those stories were written for. They were to encourage persecuted Christians to hold fast. They are to remind them, and us, that God’s kingdom is real, and that the horrors, corruption and hate of this world are ultimately doomed.

Those stories may include scary imagery but they are not primarily intended to scare. What would that say about God? It’s hardly loving to threaten someone into loving you. That would make the choice God gives us, “You can love me… or you face death and everlasting torture.” There would be no room for love in that. It would be like someone proposing marriage, while holding a loaded gun!

So these are not threats they are calls for God’s people to wake up. To stop being complacent. To look at the world. To celebrate all that is good, honesty, integrity, generosity, kindness, forgiveness and of course love. We are to make it clear that these are the only real treasures in life. Not money, or status, and certainly not arrogance or greed.

In Romans 8, St. Paul tells us that the whole creation is groaning with us as we long for a better world. So read the words of Luke 21, and wake up to all that is wrong with this world. Wake up, be better, do better, and know the power of God flowing through you. Know the power of the Spirit in you, and flowing out into the world through your life.

{Alarm…} Wake up! {Alarm…} Wake up!

Amen.

Compline for Wednesday 24th November 2021

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by Lindy Ellis

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A Service of Compline for Today:

Christ the King – Sunday 21st November 2021

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon. Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

Please continue to share your views on our services.

God bless,

Nigel.

 

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

Our sermon for today is from Jamie Worthington

Music links (just click on the titles below to be taken to the music hosted by YouTube).

More Traditional:

 

More Modern:

Crown him

We seek your kingdom

Prayerful
 
 

Compline for Wednesday 17th November 2021

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by The Revd. Sue Auckland

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A Service of Compline for Today:

Remembrance Sunday – 14th November 2021

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon. Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

Please continue to share your views on our services.

God bless,

Nigel.

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

Our sermon today, from Lyndy Domoney

Music links (just click on the titles below to be taken to the music hosted by YouTube).

More Traditional:

 

More Modern:

O Lord the clouds are gathering

When trials come

Prayerful

Sermon Text

Reminiscing is a favourite pastime when family and friends get together – isn’t it? I’m sure
you agree that conversations beginning with “remember when…” – followed by stories – good
and bad – happy or sad – are part of the glue that holds families and old friends together – and
often gives birth to traditions that are observed every time they get together – forming part of
the unique fabric of their lives. Perhaps you can think of something you do – something you
eat – something you say – when certain family and friend are around – and can identify with
what I’m saying?

Well – today – we are encouraged to remember specifically the times of war and those who
died in those wars – and there are many of you who’s memories will automatically take you
back to the 2nd World War – and there are some who – I imagine – will be able to ‘remember’
the so called “Great War” – if not personally – then vicariously through the stories told by
parents or g/parents. Some of those memories are pretty awful – some are happy or bitter sweet
– some are very funny – with humour having been a main ingredient of survival – both literally
and figuratively. Close and lasting relationships were formed during those times – as people
supported each other, and took every opportunity that was given to enjoy the moment.
Remember?

Now we can’t live in the past – I’m sure we wouldn’t want to – but today we are invited to
look back – to feel – to resolve once again – that it won’t happen again! But it is happening
again – isn’t it? Has it ever really stopped happening? For all our remembered heartache and
past resolve – it is happening again – and again – as in so many parts of the world – other
young men and women are engaged in hostilities – and other men and women – other wives –
other fathers and mothers and sweethearts – are watching and waiting in fear and trepidation –
many of them building the same kind of memories to think about in years to come.

Perhaps it’s the way the world deals with this ‘remembering’ that has something to do with it?
Films are still being made of the wars – most of them tending to romanticize the gory reality,
using poetic license to either ignore or cut out the really bad bits – or tweek it here and there
with heavy sentiment to tug at the emotions! Our modern day youngsters play electronic games –
ensuring that these ‘push button’ warriors remain unscathed and detached from the horrible
realities of war – and only experience the thrill of a virtual kill; and maybe that has got
something to do with the fact that life has become so cheap – why so many of our young people
are killing and being killed on the streets of our cities – for all kinds of reasons that have
nothing to do with duty or love for ones country and fellow man – and everything to do with
bigotry, anger, greed, revenge and power – the absolute antithesis of the attitudes taught by
Jesus.

Surely having looked back today – we should not – literally or figuratively – put our memories
in a box – in a cupboard – ready to be taken out again this time next year – but try to allow
those memories to inform the decisions we make in the days ahead, so that when the next
generation comes of age – they will be the builders of a better future – not soldiers laying down
their lives for reasons most of them will not even understand – as has so often happened before
and is happening with tragic frequency in these days.

Then – maybe – there will be a positive spin off from our ‘remembering” – just as there is every
time we meet together as the Church – and – sharing in the Holy Communion – obey Jesus’
command to remember His death – upon which our entire Christian faith / belief is centred; the
death that has defined time and history – BC – before Christ and AD – after Christ; the death
that truly was and is – a saving death – as Jesus, in the greatest act of love – laid down His own
life for His friends. And that means for all who have chosen to follow Him – from that time to
this – and all who will choose to follow Him – in the time left before He comes again.

Let us resolve again today – to continue to work and pray for a better world – a world where
people can live in dignity, safety and peace – thus ensuring that all those who we remember
today – did not die for nothing.

We will remember – and there is great power in remembering – for – as has been said – only
the forgotten are truly dead.

We will remember!

Compline for Wednesday 10th November 2021

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell.

God bless…

A Service of Compline for Today:

The Third Sunday before Advent – 7th November 2021

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon.

Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

Please continue to share your views on our services.

God bless,

Nigel.

 

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Sue Auckland

Our sermon today: Sadly, due to technical issues it has not been possible to post our normal online sermon this week. I hope to have this sorted by next Sunday.

Music links (just click on the titles below to be taken to the music hosted by YouTube).

More Traditional:

Dear Lord and father of mankind

O Lord my God; How great thou art

More Modern:

Christ is enough

God of justice (We must go)

Kids: A children’s song for COP26. Not a worship song but a song of people everywhere working together for the good of this earth.
 

Compline for Wednesday 3rd November 2021

This week our service of Compline (Night Prayer) is led by John Taylor

God bless…

A Service of Compline for Today:

The Feast of The Epiphany – 2nd January 2022

Thank you for joining our online worship including our Holy Communion and a short sermon. Below them are links to a selection of music (traditional,  modern and prayerful). Thanks once again to Stephanie Woollam for prayerfully choosing such a broad range of inspiring sacred music.

Please continue to share your views on our services.

God bless,

Nigel.

Welcome to our Holy Communion, led by The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

Our sermon for today is from Jamie Worthington

Music links (just click on the titles below to be taken to the music hosted by YouTube).

More Traditional:

More Modern:

Gold, frankincense, myrrh

Adore

Prayerful