In times of crisis and difficulty, it is not enough to numb ourselves. The pain around us overwhelms our defences. Something much deeper is needed.

A More Christ-like Church

We’ve come to a particular place now in our journey through COVID-19. Restrictions are easing but the journey of recovery will be slower than our journey into lockdown.

What are human beings that you are mindful of them?

The pandemic has taken lives and robbed people of loved ones and has threatened our way of life for a time. We are still in the middle of it. But if Psalm 8 gives us a perspective on human life, it is that this pandemic is not the greatest challenge of our generation...

God is a righteous judge

We need to remember as a society our deep instincts of fairness and goodness and justice. Psalm 7 is a very good place to begin and it is a prayer for help.
Abstract image as if looking at a church cross through tears

Lord heal me

Reflections for a Church in Lockdown, episode 6. In our journey through the Psalms we come to a psalm which focusses on illness, on anxiety and on healing.

I will come into your house

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

I Will Not Leave You Orphaned

The Very Revd Prof. Martyn Percy: Dean of Christ Church, Oxford gave the following sermon during our Church at Home online service on the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 2020 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the…

Be still

The COVID-19 lockdown is an opportunity to come deeper with God, to address our spiritual poverty, to dare to explore that inner space. Psalm 4 is our guide.

The Way, the Truth and the Life

Archdeacon Jonathan gave the following sermon during the Church at Home online service on Sunday 10 May. 75 years ago this weekend the western world was celebrating Victory in Europe. This was news that signified relief, release and recovery:…

Because the Lord sustains me

Reflections for a Church in lockdown: I will lie down and sleep… because the Lord sustains me