Great is the mystery of faith

Jean Clarkson (1942-2017) Today (11th May 2017) in a service at St. Bees Priory, Cumbria, we said farewell (for now) to our good friend Jean Clarkson- Churchwarden at St. Mary`s Windermere. Following family Tributes I offered the following homily: I realise that standing here I`m playing a little imaginative game with myself. Sunday by Sunday…

Living Resurrection: the Church Jesus wants

One of the things I enjoy about our children`s Workshop on Good Friday morning is sending the children out into the churchyard on their Easter Egg Hunt! As you can imagine, it`s something they rather enjoy as well…..! The more serious points behind this bit of amusement and the two things I always try to…

Resurrection: Pressing the re-set button

One of the little treasures which I have on my shelf at home is this card. It was given to me almost thirty years ago now. It both makes me laugh and helps me get up in a morning. It`s a cartoon picture of Good Friday. There`s an empty cross on a hillside. Jesus has…

The God Spotters

Firstly, this morning we heard that simply magnificent passage from Ezekiel. (Ezekiel 37.1-14) Some of us perhaps recall the recall the old `spiritual`, “Dem` bones dem` bones; them dry bones……” and so on. It`s easy to make light of it. But if you look closely you`ll see that it`s a passage told with such great…