Our Worship

Here are some random excepts of the material we have been using in our gatherings. Mainly things we have created ourselves, but with some links to other material we have used (copyright permitting) which we think may be of interest or use to a wider audience. Please do let us know if you find anything useful or interesting. 

Our worship is led by various members of the congregation and friends. Our starting place is usually the set Bible readings for the day and those leading reflect on these passages alongside what is going on in the life of the Church and the world and their own experiences. Thus what we share is very context dependent and not always consistent from person to person or from time to time. We are a diverse community and we celebrate the variety of views and perspectives amongst us.

  • Easter Services

  • Advent and Christmas Gatherings

  • Zoom Lent Series 2023: Wildness

    Thursday Evenings from 23rd Feb to 30th March. On Zoom During Lent, we recall the time that Jesus spent in the wild, the wilderness. A focus on wildness might be an opportunity to explore what our faith and practice means, not as a series of decisions to be taken and plans to be developed (as…

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  • Sunday Pattern for the Autumn

    As we move towards the post-Covid world we are gradually evolving our patterns of Sunday gatherings towards something appropriate and sustainable for the numbers we have. Bearing in mind the various Church Meeting discussions and decisions, your Worship Group has met and planned the programme up to Christmas at least along the following lines: The…

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  • The Prayer that Jesus Taught

    Reading: Luke 11:1-13 The prayer that Jesus taught to his disciples is focussed on four things. They are framed as requests to God but without our input it is difficult to see how they can come about. Firstly we are to pray that the communities and societies in which we live are changed sothat they…

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  • Relatable Thomas

    Relatable Thomas

    Luke 24 13-31 John 20:19-31 On what we call Good Friday, Jesus of Nazareth was crucified and most of his closest followers seem to have gone missing.  But by the time the Jewish Festival of Weeks came round, 50 days later, they had regrouped and become reinvigorated, and Simon Peter performed one of the most…

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  • Lent Series 2022

    We will be meeting via Zoom for a series of reflections remembering the life of Jesus through events and stories as recorded in the Gospels.

  • Light and renewed vision

    A lovely rendition of “Ring out wild bells”, a poem by Tennyson put to music by Alana Levandosky which we used as our intercessions: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,   The flying cloud, the frosty light:   The year is dying in the night;Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring…

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  • For the turning of the year: A prayer in a photograph

    For the turning of the year: A prayer in a photograph

    Our pre-Christmas walk – an easy stroll along the high ridge from Pym’s Chair to the top of Shining Tor in the Peak District. On the very top of Shining Tor, just yards from the trig point, in a sodden bog we find this small tree. One of several “Christmas trees”, presumably wind-blown seeds from…

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