Thursday, 14 January 2021
Monday, 11 January 2021
Today I heard that my beloved friend and training vicar, Peter Ronayne, has died at his home in Lymington.
Friday, 8 January 2021
Thursday, 7 January 2021
It was a special moment in September when we set sail from the Tower of London for the Bermondsey and Rotherhithe community celebration of the sailing of the Mayflower from Rotherhithe in 1620.
It was a great night, memorably commemorated in this video just produced.
And here is our own Bermondsey Daily Message about the sailing of the Mayflower:
Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Monday, 4 January 2021
Friday, 1 January 2021
How good is the God we adore!
Our faithful, unchangeable friend:
his love is as great as his power
and knows neither knows measure nor end.
his Spirit will guide us safe home;
we'll praise him for all that is past
and trust him for all that's to come.
Thursday, 31 December 2020
A favourite painting. Attributed to Leonardo. There is so much here: the tender gaze of the mother; the stunning depiction of the incarnation, the Son born of woman, fed and nurtured by a woman; the Goldfinch clutched by the baby, a symbol of the Passion, but what I like best is the way he looks out with curiosity at the world he has come to save, and how his gaze captures ours.
Wednesday, 30 December 2020
Tuesday, 29 December 2020
'an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Bermondsey Daily Message: Joseph's Christmas