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Charity and Love

In his speech to the House of Commons last week in the debate on overseas aid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said: I know that a deep...

Ponder anew

In a PS at the end of last week's 'From the Vicar' I said that in the Hebrew Scriptures, the word for 'glory' derives from the Hebrew...

Heavy stuff

Last September - which feels like a very long time ago indeed - Shirley was ordained priest and David deacon. This coming weekend, David...

On the avoidance of spiritual bunions

I enjoyed sharing a piece from The Times with my ordained colleagues a couple of weeks ago. Titled 'Clergy were martyrs to medieval...

Refugee Week 2021

This week's reflection is written by our curate Andrew Day ‘God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble’ [Ps. 47.1]...

Earthly Powers

Tomorrow is the beginning of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay in Cornwall. The UK Government's stated aim is to 'use the UK’s G7 Presidency to...

Get me to the church on time

This week's reflection is from the Associate Vicar My family was notoriously late for church. All the time. Notoriously, because my...

More masque than mask

This Sunday is the feast of the personae - three of them to be precise. A persona is now typically defined as relating to an aspect of...

... also the Holy Ghost, The Comforter

Scripture seems to assert that the Spirit is fire - 'flame of incandescent terror' if T. S. Eliot is to be believed. Moses and his...

Zoom

Join me, if you would, in my liturgical TARDIS. The clock is set for exactly 500 years ago today. It’s Ascension Day 1521, and we find...

Being Nuts

Human beings are a work-in-progress. There is no point at which we are ‘sorted’, finally formed and fully fledged. Physically,...

I got the jab

This week's reflection is from RevDevin, our Associate Vicar I debated posting about my vaccination status to Facebook and Twitter —...

On Your Mark

Mark has been our Gospel this Lectionary Year, and his Feast Day is on Sunday. At the end of the eMag you'll find an essay on Mark's...

Sound Centres

As an American, spending the week in coversation with University, civic, and ecclesiastical authorites about Prince Philip has been...

Three Holy Days

We enter the Paschal Triduum this evening — those holy three days from the Last Supper to the Day of Resurrection. How Thursday through...

Feast of the Notices

It's Lady Day today, the Feast of the Annunciation. When you're next inside Great St Mary's take a moment with the illustration of the...

Sure and His Was a Wonderful Life

This week's reflection is from our curate Revd Shirley Holder Yesterday was St Patrick’s Day, so what can I tell you about ‘my’ patron...

Love, Joy, Peace.

This week's reflection is from the Rev'd Shirley Holder, one of our curates Today, 11th March, would have been a dear friend’s 90th...

Digging Out in Lent

This week's reflection is from Revd Devin, Associate Vicar At the back of our garden stands a pile of sewage-soaked clay and soil a meter...

Restore. Reflect. Refresh.

Today';s reflection is from our Associate Vicar, the Rev'd Devin McLachlan You might, like me, be someone fond of cold days — or like my...