Up and about!

Up and about!

Listen now

Our next Sunday evening worship service is at 7pm on April 30th. This time we will be in the hall at Christ Church, Walmersley. Come and join us for an hour of songs, prayers and reflections this Easter Season as we explore the theme: ‘Up and about!’

The service will be led by Nigel Silvester. As usual, we will also be Zooming for those who can’t make it in person. So, if you’d like to give it a go, or want to know more, then please use our Contact page to get in touch. 

The Magdalene’s Blessing

You hardly imagined
standing here,
everything you ever loved
suddenly returned to you,
looking you in the eye
and calling your name.

And now
you do not know
how to abide this hole
in the center
of your chest,
where a door
slams shut
and swings open
at the same time,
turning on the hinge
of your aching
and hopeful heart.

I tell you,
this is not a banishment
from the garden.

This is an invitation,
a choice,
a threshold,
a gate.

This is your life
calling to you
from a place
you could never
have dreamed,
but now that you
have glimpsed its edge,
you cannot imagine
choosing any other way.

So let the tears come
as anointing,
as consecration,
and then
let them go.

Let this blessing
gather itself around you.

Let it give you
what you will need
for this journey.

You will not remember
the words—
they do not matter.

All you need to remember
is how it sounded
when you stood
in the place of death
and heard the living
call your name.

With thanks to Jan Richardson. © Jan Richardson. janrichardson.com.

What is Sunday@Seven?

Sunday@Seven is an opportunity to worship together informally on the last Sunday of each month. There are modern songs and ancient hymns, prayers, reflections and stuff that just happens! If time allows, there is space for discussion too. It’s normally led by Nigel Silvester, our Authorised Lay Minister, ably supported by a group of musicians.

If the venue needs to change for ‘Up and about!’ then we will update this post as appropriate.

Many thanks for the photo by Pisit Heng on Unsplash


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