Archives December 25, 2007

Christmas Day Cooldown

I think it must be a more common phenomenon than we readily admit to, but everything this season gets focussed on the Midnight Mass and the services that precede it than Christmas Day itself: we get to the feast of the Nativity with such a sense of relief  (and a half-a-regular congregation) that half of […]

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Communion

Slightly improved for the big screen, this meditation was used for the Communion Antiphon during Midnight Mass, 2007. I did not create the brilliantly subversive flash animation nor did I write Lana Martin’s excellent “We are joined by Angels” but I take responsibility for marrying them together in this subversive communion video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJBN8P9SqHY

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Now

Poem by UA Fanthorpe which inspired this short post communion meditation used at Midnight Mass, 2007 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud879mfnEHs Music: Time Passes by Wim Martins from the Soundtrack to The Belly of an Architect

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Next Blesséd Events

Time to put these in your diaries: Sunday January 20th – Stations of the Spirit, St Cuthberts Church, Tangier Road, Copnor, Portsmouth. To mark the reopening of this Church we will be offering the challenging and thought-provoking journey at the meeting place of Tracey Emin and Galatians 5, using MP3 players and powerful, prayerful meditations […]

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Church Hall

I want to talk about the Church Hall. At the last PCC meeting in November we began to discuss the church hall and its long term future for the first time. At that it was mentioned that some people believe that it’s already happened. Don’t listen to rumours, especially those put about by others who […]

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Christmas Fayre

Well, the Christmas Fayre took a lot out of me: it’s Wednesday and I am still exhausted after it. During the event, I can keep going for ages (although I did I am sorry to say, let it get the better of me when it came to the raffle draw), but recovery takes much much […]

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Unsubscribe Me

Amnesty International have made this really really scary short film about torture techniques and are inviting us all to view them and then perhaps choose to ‘unsubscribe’ from them – to let Governments (ie the UK and US ones – better we put our own houses in order before we turn to Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia […]

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