Church Flowers – August 2023

Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Cockshutt Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labour or spin.  Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these.  (Luke: 27) Flowers are an important contribution to our worship here at Ss Simon & Jude Church; fundamentally they remind us … Continue reading Church Flowers – August 2023

The Treasures of Welshampton Church

A summary of a talk given on 15th July 2023 on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of The Consecration When the new vicar arrived in Welshampton in 1859 he found ‘the worst church in the diocese.’  It was a plain brick building in poor condition with no free seats and hardly any congregation.  The … Continue reading The Treasures of Welshampton Church

No Story So Divine

Liturgy and Communion for Palm Sunday - 2nd April 2023 Yesterday, many of us attended the Palm Sunday Service at St. Michael & All Angels, Welshampton.  As always, it was a bittersweet beginning to Holy Week; the juxtaposition of the celebration of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, whilst in the full knowledge that within a … Continue reading No Story So Divine