Samuel Wesley’s beautiful setting of Psalm 5.8 is my starting place for episode 5 of Reflections for a Church in Lockdown.

Be bold, be strong

I love the Easter stories in the gospels. The ending is the best part of the book. I love the gentleness of Jesus in John as Mary meets him in the garden, as he breathes his Spirit into his disciples to strengthen them, as he restores Peter…
Bishop Colin standing by a gateSteven Buckley

On leadership

Bishop Colin gave the following sermon during a Church at Home live stream earlier this week. Leadership and its different styles have been very much in the media over the past few weeks. The question, ‘Who is in charge?’ when…
Garden

Come and See (Episode 1) – The Cup

In episode 1 We begin with the betrayal and arrest of Jesus.

Come and See (Episode 2) – The Courtyard

The story of Jesus passion takes place in the darkness and the cold of the night.
Sculptures

Come and See (Episode 3) – The Custom

The Evangelists invite us to place ourselves in the story through the characters who come and go.
Jesus wearing crown of thorns

Come and See (Episode 4) – The Crown

The theme of kingship runs through John’s story of the passion.
Crucifixion and sunlight

Come and See (Episode 5) – The Cross

We have journeyed from the garden to the courtyard to the pavement of Pilate and now we travel with Jesus to the cross.
Relief carving of Jesus

Come and See (Episode 6) – The Cave

The final part of our story and the final part of our devotion this Good Friday must look forward.

Palm Sunday 2020 reflection

Bishop Steven gave the following sermon during the Church at Home live stream on Palm Sunday. The picture is one of many DIYcross pictures sent in to our Facebook page. Our thanks to everyone who contributed an image. Love and prayers…