Archives March 9, 2008

Youth Club: Last Supper

How do you introduce to a largely unchurched youth club the central mystery of the faith? How do you make real the real presence of Christ in their midst, draw them into understanding both the form and an insight into the theology of the mass, whilst keeping them engaged and even slightly more interested. This […]

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Fresh Expressions Round Table

Lambeth Palace is a very impressive building, big staterooms, lots of old wood and high stone arches. It doesn’t much look like the Church of England I know. We sit in a small room off the chapel: nice sandwiches, decent coffee and a lively and engaged conversation on Fresh Expressions [a phrase which you know […]

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The Lord's Prayer

I can’t understand why I have not uploaded this video before. I keep thinking “it’s about time I did something new for the most important prayer in the Church” and then I never do. This Groove Armada track is probably at the heart of what Blesséd stands for. I will never forget a young person […]

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Sermon: Lent 5, Year A – Lazarus

Text: John 11:1-45, St Mary the Virgin, Rowner In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Live each day, they tell you, as if it was your last – enjoy life and make the most of it. It sounds good, but ultimately has a tinge of hedonism […]

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Cafe Culture

Sometimes life just gets in the way of ministry, and they must be converged: a good example this morning is the need for the car’s MOT, and why I have to sit in a cafe on Gosport High Street, drinking coffee and tapping away at my laptop. It is not a wasted morning, as it […]

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Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

The forthcoming Blessed will climax with the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. It is for me, after the Eucharist itself, the most sublime devotion possible: an intimacy unmatched and an opportunity to dwell in the presence of God, manifest before us – a closeness in prayer which sometimes simply jumping up and down and repeating […]

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