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The thoughts and experiences of the folk who lead worship in Methodist Churches in Romsey (Test Valley) and the New Forest.

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Luke

That Temple Moment

Simeon took [Jesus] in his arms and praised God, saying: ‘Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,     you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:… Continue Reading →

Why does all the Bible matter?

On Pentecost we remember when God’s inspiration really broke through to the disciples and other followers of Jesus. But how did the Hebrew Bible help the early Church understand how to follow Jesus? Why does all the Bible matter? Two winters… Continue Reading →

A Worship Circle

When thinking about worship, as part of our Holy Habits journey, I paired up two different experiences when I felt stunned to silence. One was a view few from a mountain top in Colorado. The other is of some of the tools… Continue Reading →

“From now on you will…”

The final service of the Romsey Methodist Circuit before it merged with the Winchester & Eastleigh Circuit gave us the chance to reflect on how we received the Good News and how crucial it is that we will pass it… Continue Reading →

God does not conform to religious rules – but copes

Religious purity rules dictated that Mary was unfit to meet God until 40 days after giving birth.

From Referendum to Reconciliation

One thing is certain about the result of the referendum: there will be some very unhappy people. In March, as the campaigns for the referendum on our membership of the European Union were heating up, a couple of events struck… Continue Reading →

The Four Ws: Welcome

At Romsey Methodist Church we are considering four Ws, Welcome, Wonder, Worship and Wider, which will be forming the foundations of our vision for the church. They will also tie into the Holy Habits which we shall start in September…. Continue Reading →

A Trivial Prayer?

Should the Lord’s Prayer advert have been allowed in cinemas because it was trivial? Has its staying-power been the result of its triviality, or its impact? In the recent debate over the banning of the showing in cinemas of the… Continue Reading →

When Jesus was a lad

Augustus was the God-Emperor when Jesus was born. But an artisan from a satellite village to a Graeco-Roman city came to be called Son of God. One of the few stories from Jesus’ childhood is presented in Luke’s Gospel (2:41-52). Jesus… Continue Reading →

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