Posts by Simon Large

Posts by Simon Large

Strangers

A poem for Tearfund by Gideon Heugh The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 We were all strangers.Going about our own business.Living our own lives. There was us.There was them.There was everything in between. We were allA littleAlone. And then there was the Word.Christ made flesh.Heaven as close as a motherTo the child being cradled… [Continue Reading]

Velocity 2 Complete!

Ed and Suzanne have completed their challenge and have the video to prove it! There is still time to give to this appeal on their Just Giving page to raise money for Tearfund, helping those worst affected by the climate crisis.

Edward and Suzanne’s Velocity 2 Zipline Challenge

Ed and Suzanne are both going to do the Velocity 2 Zipline Challenge in North Wales – the longest zipline in Europe and the fastest in the world. We will reach speeds of up to 120mph whilst being suspended face down horizontally!! We don’t like heights, travelling at great speed, or feeling out of control – it will certainly feel very precarious! Why are we doing it? We are fundraising for Tearfund, and in particular for families in Burkina Faso (in connection… [Continue Reading]

Season of Remembering

Are you struggling to cope with the death of someone close to you? AtaLoss.org provides a comprehensive website hub of bereavement support and information for anyone struggling with their grief and for those supporting bereaved people. You can easily search and find support from the many hundreds of services listed, confident that the details are accurate and up to date, cover the whole of the UK and offer choices across the full range of support available. Don’t struggle alone –… [Continue Reading]

Climate Sunday

Last Sunday, 5th September, we held our Climate Sunday service, including the presentation of our Eco Church Bronze Award. This marks the first milestone in our journey towards net-zero carbon by 2030. You can find out more about what we’re doing on our own Eco Church website.

The Beacons in Winter

James Bessant Davies’ drone photography has made it onto the front page of the BBC News website. Stunning views over the snow-clad hills with not a soul in sight.

The Climb – St Ed’s Youth 2020

A team of 4 of us (Izzy, Molly, Youbab and Suzanne) have accepted the challenge of “The Climb” for Tearfund. We will each be climbing Mount Snowdon (3650′) virtually – 475 flights of stairs. We hope to “meet” on the summit on Saturday November 14th (the Night of the Tearfund Big Quiz!). There will be more information on the Telusk programme. Please do sponsor us to help meet the urgent needs of those in poverty, made worse at the moment, struggling to… [Continue Reading]

Reflections on Morning Prayer – Week 19

How can we consider the contents of the whole of the Old Testament within a short reflection? There’s clearly no space for a book-by-book commentary, but here are some headings relating to the themes contained in it, which prepare the way for God’s full revelation of his plan of redemptive love through Jesus Christ, as recorded in the New Testament. The account in the first chapter of Genesis of God’s perfect creation God saw all that he had made, and… [Continue Reading]
Canterbury Cathedral, the miraculous draft of fishes

Pushing the Boundaries

This morning’s Gospel reading is Luke 5.1-11, the story of the miraculous catch and the calling of the first disciples. John’s Gospel doesn’t have this story but there is a remarkable parallel right at the end. After the resurrection, after they’ve met with Jesus several times, Peter decides to go and fish. Afterwards Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee,… [Continue Reading]

Daily Hope

This is a new free service from the Church of England, providing spiritual nourishment for those who don’t have easy access to the internet. Please pass this number on to anyone you feel may benefit from it. 0800 804 8044 You can also download the poster and print a copy for friends.