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Rt Revd James Bell: A Magnificat-shaped world

07 September 2014 10.30 Priory Sung Eucharist The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Rt Revd James Bell Isaiah 61. 10-end; Luke 1. 46-55 Hymns: they can excite some pretty strong feelings! You can either love them or loathe them. At the extremes, you might fine one deeply meaningful and uplifting and another might seem […]

Revd Christopher Armstrong: Our Lady

17 August 201410.30 Priory Sung EucharistThe Ninth Sunday after TrinityRevd Christopher ArmstrongIsaiah 56. 1 and 6-8; Matthew 15. 21-28 Some of us may not be aware that today is the first public occasion when the statue of Mary and Jesus has appeared in this church. She, our patron, has appeared very quietly in our midst. I speak […]

The Rector: Stormy waters

10 August 2014 10.30 Priory Sung Eucharist The Eighth Sunday after Trinity Revd Simon Cowling 1 Kings 19.9-18; Matthew 14. 22-33 Last week we heard Matthew’s account of Jesus feeding the five thousand.  Our preacher, Canon Wendy Wilby, helped us to uncover some of its richness, drawing our particular attention to Jesus’s selflessness in the […]

1914 and all that

Rector’s Magazine Letter July 2014 1914 and all that The late great historian Eric Hobsbawm coined the phrase ‘the long nine-teenth century’ to describe the period between the French Revolution in 1789 and the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, a period of world history dominated by European affairs and interests. Behind Hobsbawm’s […]

The Rector: Is weeding good for you?

20 July 2014 10.30 Priory Sung Eucharist The Fifth Sunday after Trinity Revd Simon Cowling Wisdom 12.13 & 16-19; Matthew 13.24-30 & 36-43 The clouds roll with thunder that the House of the Lord shall be built throughout the earth: and these frogs sit in their marsh and croak – We are the only Christians! […]

God’s new frame of reference

06 July 2014 18.30 Priory Sung Eucharist The Third Sunday after Trinity Revd Simon Cowling Zechariah 9. 9-12; Matthew 11. 16-19 & 25-30 A few years ago there was a fashion in certain sections of the British press for referring to the royal families of Europe as ‘bicycling monarchies’. It wasn’t really meant as a […]