Welcome + Worship + Witness

Sermons by Revd Simon Cowling

The Rector: Bread of Love, Bread of Heaven

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine December 2015 / January 2016 Bread of love, bread of heaven; There is a morning; Time brings it nearer, Brittle with frost And starlight. The owls sing In the parishes. The people rise And walk to the churches’ Stone lanterns, there to kneel And eat the new bread Of […]

The Rector: The first things will pass away

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine November 2015 The first things will pass away   It’s the way of the world that questions of right and wrong only matter between equals in power. The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must. That was the chilling response of Athenian diplomats, over two and […]

The Rector: Praised be the Lord!

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine October 2015 Praised be the Lord! Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience. Papal encyclicals can be thought of (as the word suggests) as circular letters. Usually […]

The Rector: I was a stranger and you welcomed me

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine September 2015 I was a stranger and you welcomed me Sunday 13 September is Racial Justice Sunday. This year Churches Together in Britain and Ireland are encouraging Christians to reflect on the theme Hospitality and Sanctuary for All at a time when war and persecution, famine, environmental degradation, and […]