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The Rector: The way of Jesus

Bolton Priory 29 March 2015: Palm Sunday 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Simon Cowling Isaiah 50. 4-9a; Mark 15.1- 39 It may be that you have not succumbed to the spell of Hilary Mantel, specifically the first two novels in her Tudor trilogy dealing with the turbulent career of Thomas Cromwell  – the man who was responsible, among other things,…

The Rector: Love is come again

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine April 2015 Love is come again Forth he came at Easter, like the risen grain, He that for three days in the grave had lain. Quick from the dead my risen Lord is seen: Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green. Two friends, walking together one Sunday towards a village,…

Bishop Tim Ellis : God’s Kingdom of Love

22 March 2015 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Fifth Sunday in Lent The Right Revd Tim Ellis Hebrews 5. 5-10; John 12. 20-33 It might be fairly said that William Temple was one of the most dominant characters in twentieth century Church history-perhaps the most dominant. Bishop of Manchester from 1921-1929; then Archbishop of York from 1929…

The Rector: Mothering, Nurturing

10.30 Sung Eucharist The Fourth Sunday of Lent Revd Simon Cowling Colossians 3. 12-17; John 19. 25b-27 But you, Jesus, good Lord, are you not also a mother? Are you not that mother who, like a hen, collects her chickens under her wings? Truly, master, you are a mother. Last week, along with all the…

The Rector: Keeping a true Lent

22 February 2015, Lent 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Simon Cowling 1 Peter; Mark 1. 9-15 An old man was asked, ‘How can I find God?’ He replied, ‘In fasting, in watching, in labours, in devotion, and above all, in discernment. I tell you, many have injured their bodies without discernment and have gone away from…

The Rector: The joy of Lent

18 February 2015 Ash Wednesday 19.00 Sung Eucharist Revd Simon Cowling 2 Corinthians 5. 20b-6.10; Matthew 6. 1-6 & 16-21 ‘What are you giving up for Lent?’ I suppose the fact that this question is still so frequently asked at this time of year, even in parts of our society not noted for their churchgoing,…

The Rector: Our lives transfigured

Note: This sermon uses Richard Dehmel’s poem ‘Transfigured Night’, along with Arnold Schoenberg’s chamber work for strings of the same name, as a means of reflecting on Mark’s account of the Transfiguration of Jesus.  The text below provides a link to a translation of the poem and allows you to listen to the extracts of music that were…