Media, Power and Love

Clergy Letter for December 2018 & January2019  by the Rev’d Derek Hinge Throughout this year, the media have made us more acutely aware than ever of the way in which power is exercised. Political power has been to the fore, as powerful leaders of nations have threatened, negotiated, challenged the status quo. In our complex … More Media, Power and Love

1914 – 1918

Clergy Newsletter for November, by the Rev’d Derwyn Williams Memory Hot and Cold I heard somewhere that there are 2 kinds of memory: hot memory and cold memory. Cold memory deals with the recall of facts – the simple memory of what happened when and where. It doesn’t move the soul or stir the heart. … More 1914 – 1918

October Newsletter: The wondrous depth of God

October 2018 Newsletter, by the Rev’d Derwyn Williams. Out of the deep hovel called unto thee, 0 LORD! LORD, hear my voice. (Psalm 130.1) Deep calls to deep In the thunder of your waterfalls: all your breakers and waves have gone over me. (Psalm 417) I wonder — what are the deepest experiences your life has brought … More October Newsletter: The wondrous depth of God

Silence is…..human

Clergy Letter for July/August 2018 by the Rev’d Derwyn Williams Silence. I wonder how you react to it? I wonder if you like ft. I wonder how you’d complete the sentence: ‘Silence Is..? Is It golden for you? Or uncomfortable? Or unbearable? And I wonder when you were last truly, profoundly, utterly silent In body … More Silence is…..human

That’s The Spirit!

Clergy Letter for May, by the Rev’d Derwyn Williams About 40 years ago I was a not-so-angelic chorister in a small village church choir in Oxfordshire. As well as Sunday services and choir practices, the children of the choir would occasionally have training sessions at our choirmaster’s house, to monitor our progress, and see if … More That’s The Spirit!