Easter Day

Introduction I hope this doesn’t offend anybody, but I’m going to show you a picture of a pub. I know it’s a bit mean at the moment, when we can’t go to the pub at all. But this is no ordinary pub. This is the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale. You may have come across […]

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Holy Week services

We are now in Holy Week, leading up to Good Friday and Easter. We have two special services, by Zoom, to mark this week.   On Maundy Thursday, 1st April, at 7pm, we will follow through the story of Holy Week using readings from Mark’s gospel. When we get to the Last Supper, we shall […]

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Palm Sunday

Reflection – Palm Sunday, given by Revd Sue McCoan  This week marked one year since the start of the first lockdown, and there have been many recaps and reflections over what the year has brought. One of the abiding images, for me, has been the footage of Covid patients who have been in intensive care, […]

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Standing up to be counted

March 21st   5th Sunday in Lent, Reflection by Revd Sue McCoan  As well as being the first day of Spring, and of Passiontide, today is also the day of the Census – the day when we have to stand up and be counted. Or sit down and be counted, if you’re doing it online. If […]

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Shaken, not broken

Reflection   Sunday 7th March, by Revd Sue McCoan Picture the scene. You’ve come up, with a small group of people from your village, to celebrate the Passover in Jerusalem. This is a big deal – you’ve saved up to get here, you’ve been looking forward to it for ages, you’ve travelled maybe a couple of […]

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Returning to church at Easter

I hope you are keeping well. Following recent elders’ meetings in both churches, St Andrew’s and Wembley Park are planning to resume worship in church on Easter Sunday, 4th April. For anyone not able to get to church, it will be possible to connect into the service at St Andrew’s by Zoom, using the same […]

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Times of trial, times of blessing

Reflecdtion given 21st Feb by Revd Maggie Hindley  When I’m out and about on foot or bicycle, I still sometimes spot the odd kid’s picture of a rainbow, faded and curling, in a suburban window. How long our continuing time of trial by pandemic has been. How long before it’s over? If you think back […]

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Love of God

Reflection Sunday 14th February, Revd Sue McCoan As well as being St Valentine’s Day and Transfiguration Sunday, today is also Racial Justice Sunday, and part of the Climate Coalition campaign to ‘Show our Love’ for the planet. It sounds like a lot to fit in. But all these issues are connected in the love of […]

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Reflection – Sustaining our faith

Isaiah 40:25-31, Mark 1:29-39 Reflection given by Revd Sue McCoan Sunday 7th February 2020 Before we hear our bible reading from Mark’s gospel, I just want to set the context. It’s really early on in the gospel – just a few days after Jesus has called his first 4 disciples, Peter, Andrew, James and John. […]

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Responding to God’s call

Sunday 24th January by Revd Sue McCoan Bible reading: Jonah 3:1-5,10  The key to this reading is the first verse: The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time’. The first time God called Jonah is in chapter 1, and it’s a very different story. God said, ‘Go to Nineveh’, and Jonah said […]

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