We bear witness to the truth that Christmas has not been cancelled – to the profound truth that God became a human person for our sake.

How to face enormous problems

The Church in Philippi is a fearful and anxious church. Paul does everything he can in his letter to calm this anxiety but he offers them something much more important than an answer...

Living is Christ and dying is gain

Almost two thousand years ago, a man we know as Paul sat down in his prison cell and wrote a short letter to his friends in a place called Philippi.

The River of Life

The Church will have returned to Ezekiel’s words countless times following war or disaster or famine or plague. We need to listen to the prophet’s vision today.

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…