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July 12, 2020
Fifth Sunday after Trinity Service on YouTube (recorded in church)

July 5, 2020
Fourth Sunday after Trinity Service on YouTube (recorded in church)

June 28, 2020
Third Sunday after Trinity Service on YouTube

June 21, 2020
Second Sunday after Trinity Service on YouTube

June 14, 2020
First Sunday after Trinity Service on YouTube

June 7, 2020
Trinity Sunday Service on YouTube

May 31, 2020
Pentecost Service on YouTube

May 24, 2020
7th Sunday of Easter Service on YouTube

May 17, 2020
6th Sunday of Easter Service on YouTube

May 10, 2020
5th Sunday of Easter Service on YouTube

May 3, 2020
4th Sunday of Easter Service on YouTube

April 26, 2020
3rd Sunday of Easter Service on YouTube

April 19, 2020
2nd Sunday of Easter Service on YouTube

April 12, 2020
Easter Sunday Service on YouTube

April 10, 2020
Good Friday Service on YouTube

April 5, 2020
Palm Sunday Service on YouTube

March 29, 2020
Passion Sunday Service on YouTube

March 22, 2020
Mothering Sunday Service on YouTube

 

March 21, 2020 – Ascension Day

Today (Thursday 21st May 2020) is Ascension Day – and traditionally on this Principal Holy Day in every Cathedral and church – the Eucharist should be celebrated. As we remain in our various Phases of lock-down this is not possible. However, we should take time to reflect by reading Acts 1: 1-11 and reflect on what this day means to us.
On this day we see the completion of Christ’s physical presence among his apostles, and the consummation of the union of God and humanity, for on this day Christ ascends in his glorified human body to sit at the right hand of the Father.
Footprints … many of us have learned off by heart or have a mug or a wall plaque with the words of the poem Footprints in the Sand. We long for a footprint of Jesus, an imprint that shows us where he’s been … and where we should be going. The place where the Ascension is said to have taken place is marked by a rock with what is claimed to be the footprint of Christ. And, as they continue gazing up, after his feet, the disciples are left wondering whether it is the time for the kingdom to come, are they too going to be raised up. Yet it seems that the two men who stand in white robes beside them are reminding them Jesus wants them not to stay there standing on their feet doing nothing, that he wants us to pay more attention to the footprints he left all over the Gospels. Christ’s feet took him to some surprising places – and he asks us to follow. Can I see Christ’s footprints in the wilderness? Can I see Christ walking on the wrong side of the street with the wrong sort of people? Can I see Christ walking up to the tree, looking up at Zacchaeus in the branches (Luke 19: 1-10), and inviting him to eat with him? Can I see his feet stumbling towards Calvary with a cross on his back, loving us to the very end? Am I prepared to walk with him? For many Christians, the meaning of the Day of Ascension is found in the sense of hope that the glorious and triumphant return of Christ is near. It is a reminder of the Kingdom of God within our own hearts, and of the ever-present Spirit of God, watching over and protecting us as we spread the light of Christ and his truth throughout the world. We, like the disciples, who are left below, not to ponder on what we have seen, but to prepare for Pentecost and to go out into the world as Christ’s hands and feet in the world. And the action word is ‘Go’. Happy Ascension Day.
Fr Stan Evans – Chaplain

 

March 15, 2020 – From our Chaplain

Dear friends,

Even though in ‘lock-down’ we can be together as the Body of Christ. This morning I am attaching a short service which you might find helpful as we come to terms with the happenings in our world at the moment. How vulnerable we are if we do not ‘care for God’s world’.

Firstly we pray:

God of the good news that spreads faster than  fear,
God of the courage that comes from the heart,
Be with us as anxieties rise and with us as uncertainty grows.
Be with us when children ask difficult questions,
And with us when parents seem farther away.
Remind us that to be a community does not always mean
to be physically present beside those we know well.
It also can mean being spiritually present with those who feel very alone;
and that you as our God who calls us from the tumult and tells us to be still
and to know that you are God with us.

Amen

I am here for you all and I would ask that we all are mindful of our neighbour’s needs. If anyone needs food or support will you please let me know. Contact me on the Chaplaincy House number +34 928 51 42 41 or mobile +53 87 636 9473.

Stay safe – and be steadfast in prayer.

As ever

Stan

#Sunday #Weekendvibes #Poetry #Meditation

Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.

But,
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.
They say that in the streets of Assisi
People are singing to each other
across the empty squares,
keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone
may hear the sounds of family around them.
They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland
Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.
Today a young woman I know
is busy spreading fliers with her number
through the neighbourhood
So that the elders may have someone to call on.
Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
are preparing to welcome
and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary
All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting
All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way
All over the world people are waking up to a new reality
To how big we really are.
To how little control we really have.
To what really matters.
To Love.
So we pray and we remember that
Yes there is fear.
But there does not have to be hate.
Yes there is isolation.
But there does not have to be loneliness.
Yes there is panic buying.
But there does not have to be meanness.
Yes there is sickness.
But there does not have to be disease of the soul
Yes there is even death.
But there can always be a rebirth of love.
Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.
Today, breathe.
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
The birds are singing again
The sky is clearing,
Spring is coming,
And we are always encompassed by Love.
Open the windows of your soul
And though you may not be able
to touch across the empty square,
#Sing

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