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Theme for the Week: 11 February 2018

Scripture for this Sunday (last after Epiphany, Transfiguration):  2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 ITV recently had a feature on Britain’s 100 favourite walks.  Of the top 20, most were connected in some way with hills and mountains.  The most popular was Helvellyn in the Lake District.  Why do people like […]

Lent 2018: Living God’s Love

Week 1 – 21 February To Live Your Love With Generosity Bible Study: Luke 14.2-9; Matthew 20.1-16; 2 Corinthians 9.6-15 Week 2 – 28 February To Live Your Love With Joy Bible Study: Luke 15; John 16.16-24; 1 Thessalonians 5.16-21 Week 3 – 7 March To Live Your Love With Imagination Bible Study: Exodus 35.30-35; […]

Theme for the week: 4 February 2018

Scripture for Sunday, 4 February (Epiphany 5):  Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12, 21C; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39 The past week was the occasion of the Synod (annual meeting) of the Archdeaconry of Gibraltar.  More than 120 of us, clergy and laity, spent time with two bishops and our archdeacon to focus on the way in […]

Theme for the week: 28 January 2018

Scripture for Sunday, 28 January (observance of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple):  Malachi 3.1–5; Psalm 24. 1–10; Hebrews 2.14–18; Luke 2.22–40 A question that I heard asked this week was this: would Jesus have gone to the World Economic Forum at Davos?  There are apparently those who think that he would have avoided […]

Two Bishops and a Reader

During the Synod of the Archdeaconry of Gibraltar, held at Torrevieja between 30 January and 2 February, we were treated to three evening Eucharists, at which the theme of the Synod was approached in different ways by the preachers. On Tuesday evening, Bishop Robert Innes began by posing the question: “How does God communicate?” This […]

Themes for Advent 2017

First Sunday of Advent Scripture: Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-8; Philippians 1:1-11; Mark 13:24-37 The season of Advent is a time to look forward, in anticipation of receiving Christ, but also to carry forward an appreciation of what has gone before – the foundations upon which we build our future in faith.  The letter to the Philippians […]

When The Song Of The Angels Is Stilled

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and the princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild […]

Readings for January 2018

Readings for the main services of worship on Sunday & Wednesday during January.  3 January 1 John 2.29-3:6; Psalm 98.2-7; John 1.29-34 7 January – Epiphany Isaiah 60.1–6; Psalm 72.10–15; Ephesians 3.1–12; Matthew 2.1–12 10 January 1 Samuel 3.1–10, 19–20; Psalm 40.1–4, 7–10; Mark 1.29–39 14 January – Baptism of Christ (Baptism) Genesis 1.1–5; Psalm […]

Advent 2017

The theme of Advent: waiting for Christ to be born. In towns and villages In tower blocks and terraces Christ is waiting to be born In palaces and shanty-towns In high streets and back-streets Christ is waiting to be born In the vastness of the universe In the intimacy of our hearts Christ is waiting […]

Readings for December 2017

Readings for the main services of worship on Sunday & Wednesday during December.  3 December – Advent 1 Isaiah 64.1-9; Psalm 80.1-8; Philippians 1.1-11 ; Mark 13.24-37 6 December – Nicholas, Bishop of Myra 1 John 4.7-14; Psalm 145.8-13; Mark 10.13-16 10 December – Advent 2 Isaiah 40.1-11; Psalm 85.8-11; 2 Peter 3.8-15a; Mark 1.1-8 […]

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