"From the Vicar"

Regular reflections from the Great St Mary's clergy team. You can also read these reflections by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, the eMag:

 

From the Interim Priest-in-Charge

This Sunday, with the Feast of Christ the King, the Church year is coming to an end. In the life of GSM, this Sunday also brings the...

From the Associate Vicar

"Winter is icummen in..." wrote Ezra Pound, "Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind doth ramm!" Alright, at the moment we have...

From the Junior Curate

Thank you for your ministry About 50 eMagsago, I wrote my first piece for this illustrious publication. In it I reflected that clergy...

From the Junior Curate

Last week I was honoured to deliver an address at a service for pupils leaving Park Street School. I took inspiration from the Parable of...

From the Associate Vicar

Anyone remember the great Cole Porter song 'Too Darn Hot'? I suspect that's going to be my earworm for the next week, as the temperatures...

From the Associate Vicar

At 5pm this Saturday our curate, the Reverend Jon Sanders, will be ordained to the priesthood in a service at Ely Cathedral, to which all...

From Revd Jon Sanders

'Lord, give us this bread for ever' Last Sunday the chalice was restored to our 10am Eucharist which means that we are now able to...

From the Associate Vicar

At 11.30am tomorrow the Platinum Jubilee Service from St Paul’s Cathedral will be broadcast onto a 13-foot screen in the Great St Mary’s...

Up, Up and Away!

If you ever have the chance to visit the Anglican shrine in Walsingham and enter the Chapel of the Ascension, you might at first be a bit...

From the Associate Vicar

Dunstan's Day Today is Saint Dunstan’s day. Dunstan was a silversmith, musician, abbot, artist, liturgist, leader, and Archbishop of...

From the Associate Vicar

The Common Cup Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood...

From the Associate Vicar

What an incredible journey last week, as hundreds of us accompanied Jesus and the women and men who walked with him, into Jerusalem, from...

From the Associate Vicar

During the first lockdown, I went on a lot of journeys. All of them, however, were via Google Earth. I’d engage the ‘street view’...

From Rev'd Shirley

Every moment is an opportunity for encountering God, if we look with the eyes of the heart, for there is a spiritual seeing through and...

From Rev'd Jon

In Hebrew folklore there is a story about a shepherd in the desert, who at the close of each day sets out a bowl of his ewe’s best milk...

Two big projects

There’ve been two big projects on my plate this week that I’m quite excited about: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations the first...

Responding with Love

Many members of the Great St Mary’s community have been in touch, asking about how we can respond to the war in Ukraine. Let me begin by...

On a journey

I have never been good at sitting still. But I do love to travel; I've been a teacher in Hungary and Mauritius, driven through all 50...

Fat Thursday

This week's reflection is from the Associate Vicar This week I received a promotional email from a local donut company, advertising 'Fat...