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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; […]

The Rector: The many faces of hypocrisy

14 February 2018 Ash Wednesday 19.00 Sung Eucharist Canon Simon Cowling Isaiah 58. 1-12; John 8. 1-11 Like all of you, no doubt, I have been both angered and shocked by the recent revelations about Oxfam staff using prostitutes in Haiti, Chad, and possibly elsewhere. Oxfam, almost by definition, seeks to embody virtuous behaviour as […]