September / October 2019 Edition of Connections

September / October 2019 Edition of Connections

Breathe through the heats of our desire Thy coolness and Thy balm; Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still, small voice of calm. Welcome to the latest edition of Connections. Prompted by the Benefice retreat, where...
Still small voice in a time of Climate Crisis

Still small voice in a time of Climate Crisis

On Thursday evening the City Deanery Synod unanimously agreed to adopt the motion put to it by the PCC’s of our Benefice, along with the PCC of St Matthew’s Kingsdown- We the PCC of Cotham Parish Church St Paul’s Clifton resolve to act on the urgent challenge of our...

The Wit and Wisdom of Calm

Between Friday 23rd August and Tuesday 27th August, I with thousands of other people, attended the Greenbelt Festival in the fields surrounding Boughton House just outside of Kettering. For those of you that have never heard of it, Greenbelt is an arts, faith and...

Gathering Round the Table

Maundy Thursday service in the round earlier this year and I felt a sense of ‘coming home’. I’ve been asking myself why I, and others I know, find it difficult to participate fully in services where the altar table sits at the front and, we, the people face...