Farewell to Rev’d Ann Edwards

The lead-up to Easter is always such a joyous and heart-wrenching occasion and nothing was more like this at St Andrew’s today. We celebrated Palm Sunday with the church decorated beautifully with palms and we sang praises to our Lord as we waved our palms parading around the church and singing All Glory Praise and … Read more

Trust the Down

Trust the down                                                                    ©Suzanne Grimmett      If you could reach into yourself and remove all your fears- every single one- what would your life be like? How would you be different? Many have said that there are only really two emotions: love and fear. The others are secondary to these. In fact, it would be … Read more

Take up your cross

A Collect for Palm Sunday and Holy WeekHumble Lord,while people clamoured for a warrior-king,the colt revealed your servanthood:as you face the way of tears,the tearing of the temple veil,take us from the baying mobto place our faith in you,Jesus Christ, our victim and our saviour. Amen. (From Prayers for an Inclusive Church by Steven Shakespeare.) Throughout this Lenten season … Read more

See and Believe

A sermon by The Reverend Ann Edwards 21 March 2021 5th Sunday of Lent John 12: 20-33 Do you have a favourite cross? The choices we make in the crosses we choose to wear, or to have on our walls, tell a story. The cross I wear is a vine within the shape of the timber … Read more

Thy will be done

In “Awakening My Faith,” Bishop Jeremy provides us with this reflection; C.S. Lewis wrote “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that … Read more

When the Poison is the Cure

Fourth Sunday in Lent 13 March 2021 Numbers 21.4-9 Psalm 107.1-3, 17-22      Ephesians 2.1-10     John 3.14-21 When the poison is the cure                                                                 ©Suzanne Grimmett “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, … Read more

On the way

In our Lenten study this week we read that ‘the earliest Christians were known as people who were “on the way” – they were known for how they lived and what they did- suggesting that our spiritual lives are not just about following rules or being “saved” so much as they are about life-long journeys … Read more

The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God

Sermon Lent 3 Year B Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 7 March 2021 The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God                                                             © Jeni Nix Lord, make me a channel of your peace and grace. Amen.           Our Gospel today is one of those rare moments in Scripture where Jesus simply … Read more

A collect for the second week of Lent

God of dispossession,you rebuke our refusalto give up our idols,separate and safe:Send us with JesusOn the way of the cross,That we might lose our love of deathAnd take the risk of lifeThrough Jesus Christ, the new covenant. Amen. (from Prayers for an Inclusive Church by Steven Shakespeare) As we come to the end of the second week of our … Read more