Today has been a busy day for me trying to master new technology and produce various things for the parish. I also went out on my weekly shop and learned how to keep my distance in the aisles at the supermarket. It struck me that we must look quite amusing-as though we are all engaged … Continue reading
Todays meditation comes from Rev Dr Barbara Chandler. Barbara is a member of the ministry team at St James and St Anne's who works as a consultant at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. Christ in the house of Marth and Mary by Johannes Vermeer 1654Scottish National Gallery The gospel set for Sunday 29th March is John 11:1-45. … Continue reading Give thanks…
Those two words jumped out at me today as I joined the Bishop of Edinburgh for the online service from his home. These simple online services that bring worship, word and witness into our homes are, for those who are fortunate to be able to see them, very comforting and oddly moving. The phrase “come … Continue reading Come and see…..
So, for the last couple of days I have been thinking about the Sabbath. As many of you will know, that is the name of the Jewish holy day of rest which begins at nightfall on Friday until just after sunset on Saturday. The word sabbath comes from the Hebrew verb Shabbat, meaning to rest … Continue reading Sabbath
This Sunday's service will be led by the Right Rev Dr John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh. Click on the link for liturgy and how to join the service. In addition Christians are asked to join in prayer every Sunday at 7pm. Again click on the link for further information. http://www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship/ https://www.scotland.anglican.org/scottish-christians-asked-to-join-in-prayer-every-sunday-at-7pm/
A few weeks ago I photographed the windows at St James. It was a lovely day with the light showing them at their best (though I can't say the same for my photographic skills!). I've been meaning to share for a while and today is the day. Hope you enjoy! Jean
Today has been a very quiet day. A very, very quiet day. Sitting in the house listening to the silence is like hearing the world take a breath, pause, stop. Where we lived in Hertfordshire meant that although we were in a lovely green spot, the noise of the M1 and the M25 was constantly … Continue reading The sound of silence.
So today we have spent our first day as a country in virtual lock down. The grim message delivered by the Prime Minister last night means that we are to stay at home as far as possible, to make no unnecessary journeys or social contact and to only go out once a day for exercise … Continue reading Yet, I will rejoice..
Following the latest advice please note that both St James and St Anne's Church buildings are closed for the time being. You can see the advice by following the link below. Prayer, worship and support for all continues, albeit in new ways! Please see the daily meditations here and on our Facebook page. Details of … Continue reading Closure of Church Buildings.
Today I took some time out from learning how to become more proficient with websites, social media and streaming services to learn about something completely different-how to prune my blackcurrant bushes! We are very fortunate to have inherited a number of beautiful fruit bushes in the garden and have enjoyed a bountiful harvest of strawberries, … Continue reading