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The Rector: One in heart and soul

Second Sunday of Easter 08 April 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist Canon Simon Cowling Acts 4. 32-35; John 20. 19 – end   When the Chancellor of the Exchequer rises to give his Budget speech (and we have not yet had a woman Chancellor) he traditionally precedes the announcement of his detailed fiscal intentions with an […]

The Rector: To Easter and Beyond

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine April 2018 To Easter and Beyond Rise heart; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise Without delays, Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likewise With him mayst rise: That, as his death calcined thee to dust, His life may make thee gold, and much more just. Imagine […]

The Rector: Our uncontainable God

The Fourth Sunday in Lent 11 March 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist; Mothering Sunday Canon Simon Cowling Exodus 2. 1-10; John 19. 25b-27 I ask you to visit the cathedral. If (the statue) shocks you as much as it did me, then write to the Bishop of the diocese and tell him so. This was the […]

The Rector: What’s your perspective?

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine March 2018 What’s your perspective? Past put behind us, for the future take us: Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone. Those familiar words from the hymn Lord for the years offer a conventional perspective on the passage of time: the future is what lies before us; […]