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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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The Church in Every Age

Bryan Coates questioned us at the Anniversary of Romsey Methodist Church about our role and purpose.   Bryan reminded us that Sir David Frost had lived in the nearby village of Michelmersh. In 1962, the BBC broadcast the satirical programme, “That… 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 →

Tempting, isn’t it?

Gap years give people a chance to find themselves before heading towards their career. Finding true wilderness in lands such as Namibia is a popular way of stepping out and working out priorities. Jesus “gap” tests At the start of… Continue Reading →

The Transfiguration

In our digital age, it’s become so easy to capture any moment in a picture. Holidays, weddings, even the meal we’ve just ordered can be recorded for posterity and uploaded to social media – shared for our friends to comment… Continue Reading →

The Advent light: are you a giver or taker?

The Advent run-up to Christmas starts with the last bite of teaching in Matthew: the pinnacle is the call to be a giver not a taker. The choice of the lectionary reading for the start of Advent (Matthew 24) is… Continue Reading →

Referendum: Reconciliation, Reflection, and Reform

The referendum result demands us to question why and what next. The imperative is reconciliation of “Leavers” and “Remainers”.

The Four Ws: Wonder

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. In the second week of four themed services  we looked at Wonder – the sense of… 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 →

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