These two words have been haunting me since I heard we passed the grim milestone of 100,000 lost in this pandemic. Today those figures grew again, each one a cause for grief, for sadness- for those who loved them, knew them, worked alongside them and, in their final days, those who cared for them, held … Continue reading Jesus Wept
Like many people I have spoken to in recent times, every so often I experience that sense of weariness with the current way of life. The restrictions just feel as if they are lasting forever. Meeting on line is great but not “the same”, it’s second best. There is much to be thankful for and … Continue reading Reflection on a snowy day
A couple of days ago I was trying to squash all my socks into the drawer where I keep them. Failing to get the drawer to shut I decided to start the spring cleaning (!!)and tipped the contents onto the bed. I found a lot of socks that needed to be thrown out but to … Continue reading The Lost and Found Department
During Advent we ran a separate page where all the posts were filed. So if you want to review anything from that season it can easily be found there. https://stjamesandstanne.com/advent-2020/ I have now reinstated the Daily Prayer & Reflections Page and all Julia's posts since Christmas can now be found there and can therefore be … Continue reading Reflections page updated
"So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all..” Gal 6 v 9-10 Not growing weary of doing what is right is a message we keep … Continue reading Not growing weary..
Here are details of our virtual services (and opportunities to gather for coffee) over the next 4 weeks. If you want to attend and are not currently on our mailing list please contact Julia to be added. To access services on our website or for details of our YouTube channel and for other options for … Continue reading Welcome to our virtual church! Details of services for the next 4 weeks.
Sometimes reading the Bible in a different version can open up a whole new meaning to a text. Yesterday I was reading Psalm 37 in the English Standard Version. This phrase in v 3” befriend faithfulness” leapt out at me. These verses are among some of my favourites, but I have never come across that … Continue reading 12th Jan 2021 Befriending Faithfulness
Today we celebrate Epiphany- a Greek word meaning revelation/appearance or manifestation. There are many different traditions associated with it from cake to candlelit processions. Here in the West, we celebrate this primarily as the moment the wise men- who have been faithfully following their star to Bethlehem- finally arrive at the stable and Christ, the … Continue reading Epiphany
Colin has produced a short video of some of the visitors to their house & locally in 2020. It is a wonderful diversion from the worries & concerns many of us are feeling at the moment. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/C4e-Bs2A6EE