Reflection for Sunday 21st Nov

Reflection for Sunday 21st Nov

When should you start getting ready for Christmas? Good question and lots of answers. A provocative answer is that Mary started on March 25th – Lady Day, 9 months before the birth (accepting the traditional dates)! [And that was why the tax-year began and ended then...
Reflection for Sunday 21st Nov

Reflection for Sunday 14th Nov

REFLECTION Micah speaks of a time when there will be peace and security for all, when swords and spears are made into farming implements and people can sit in peace, on their own land and no one will make them afraid. It is a beautiful vision of how the world should...
Reflection for Sunday 21st Nov

Reflection for Sunday 7th Nov

Gospel: Mark 12: 38-44 As Jesus taught, he said,  ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the market-places, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honour at banquets! They devour...
Cop 26 – Seeking the Common Good

Cop 26 – Seeking the Common Good

With COP26 taking place and the subject of climate change at the fore-front of everyone’s thinking and concern, amongst all the words that I have read in the newspapers and online, I came across an article which really made me think. I have adapted it here and made my...
Cop 26 – Coppices and Copses

Cop 26 – Coppices and Copses

On the hills above our parishes are the moors, peaty, boggy moors “no good for anything much” some would say, of little value compared to farmland in the Ribble Valley. Those peaty moors help hold the rain and minimise flooding, acting like a huge sponge. They also...
Cop 26 – good cop, bad cop

Cop 26 – good cop, bad cop

In the old westerns the good cowboys wore white hats and the baddies were in black hats – so it was clear who to support, who was right, what was good. Good and evil are not separated quite as easily as by hat-wearing however! In the Book of Revelation there are those...