Archives November 11, 2007

St Aldates, Oxford

Have just spent an enjoyable evening with Colin at St Aldates in Oxford, a massive, successful evangelical charismatic church in the heart of the city. The evening worship included 5 Adult Baptisms by total immersion. It was slick, musically powerful and wonderfully emotive. It had an authenticity which could not be denied, and although it…

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Sermon: Remembrance Sunday 2007

Everything In the name of the +Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen I always say that in my ministry here at St. Thomas the Apostle, we do “high church”, not “long church”, but with a title of my talk like this: “everything” you might be thinking that you might need…

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Remembrance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db8TZQ0yzjM&rel=1 This video accompanies a lovely ritual on Remembrance Sunday where the congregation come forward and lay poppies on a cross at the front of church. It is really quite moving. Remembrance is important to this community, being so associated with the military. At least 70% of the general congregation have a service background, or…

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Advent is near

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoJfV2SBRs4&rel=1 Words by Ron Cole (thewearypilgrim.typepad.com). Music: All Saints by David Bowie. Veejo by Me. Debuted at the Chapter Midday Office. It was suggested that when we host the midday office around the deanery it reflects the charisms of our parishes, so I took bits from the Blesséd ecclessial community.

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