Archive | September, 2019

Theme for Sunday, 29 September 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Jeremiah 32.1–3a, 6–15; Psalm 91.11–16; 1 Timothy 6.6–19; Luke 16.19–31 Someone asked me a while ago why I don’t preach about inspiring Christian figures. So … let’s think about Thomas Cook. The man, not the company that bears his name, which has been in the news. What about the man who […]

Theme for Sunday, 22 September 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Jeremiah 8.18—9.1; Psalm 79.1–9; 1 Timothy 2.1–7; Luke 16.1–13 So, let’s consider the parable offered by Jesus about the dishonest manager (or was he ‘shrewd?’!) and ask whether it doesn’t matter if we are dishonest, as long as the church benefits. Is that even a serious question? Raised in the rabbinical […]

Readings & Hymns for October 2019

Readings & hymns for the worship on Sundays and Wednesdays. 2 October Nehemiah 2.1–8; Psalm 137.1–6; Luke 9.57–62 6 October – Harvest Thanksgiving Deuteronomy 26.1–11; Psalm 100; Philippians 4.4–9; John 6.25–35 Hymns: 283 Fill Your Hearts With Joy And Gladness 533 All Things Bright And Beautiful 290 We Plough The Fields And Scatter 284 For […]


This article was originally published in the September edition of Roqueta, Menorca’s English-language magazine. The implications of trying to communicate in a second language can be quite fascinating.  Generally speaking, if I have to say or write something in both Spanish and English, I write the Spanish version first, and then produce the English version.  […]

Tony Perkins

Menorca has lost one of its more charismatic and colourful characters.  Tony Perkins, founder and proprietor with his wife, Chris, of Autos Victoria, died on 8 August, after more than four years dealing with prostate cancer.  He was born in Leicester on 21 October 1956, and although he has become firmly Menorquin, there was a […]

Theme for Sunday, 15 September 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Jeremiah 4.11–12, 22–28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1.12–17; Luke 15.1–10 The news seems to have a succession of examples of people who are lost and require the efforts of search and rescue teams.  One example is Amanda Eller, who went on what was to be a short hike on a familiar trail […]

Theme for Sunday, 8 September 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Jeremiah 18.1–11; Psalm 139.1–7; Philemon 1–21; Luke 14.25–33 The New Testament is full of examples of the ‘new things’ to be found in the ‘good news’ that Jesus brings.  But for many people whom he encountered at the time, and for many in succeeding generations, including today’s, new things are not necessarily […]

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