Scripture

John 10:1-10

The Bible reading for Sunday 3rd May, the Fourth Sunday of Easter “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and[…]

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Woodland

Sunday 26th April

As a community separated by a virus but drawn together by faith, we worship today: Many of us are praying at 10am every Sunday We are joining with worship from all over the country watching BBC1 at 10:15am for Sunday Worship, or 1:15pm for Songs of Praise Revd Graeme Holdsworth takes Holy Communion on behalf of everyone in our parishes[…]

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Beer barrels

God at work

There are so many businesses based in Marsden, Slaithwaite and the surrounding countryside, all trying to work out how to operate while this pandemic sweeps through our lives. I spoke to a business owner who is torn apart by the conflicting desire to help their employees financially by working and staying open, while equally wanting to stay at home /[…]

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Scripture

Luke 24:13-35

The Bible reading for Sunday 26th April, the Third Sunday of Easter Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their[…]

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Cross

Sunday 19th April

As a community separated by a virus but drawn together by faith, we worship today: Many of us are praying at 10am every Sunday We are joining with worship from all over the country watching BBC1 at 10:15am for Sunday Worship, or 1:15pm for Songs of Praise Revd Graeme Holdsworth takes Holy Communion on behalf of everyone in our parishes[…]

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Candles and stones

Northumbria Retreat

It is lovely for our church website to have many voices, representing the many people who worship together from Marsden and Slaithwaite with East Scammonden. Today we have some art and a reflection from Ali Baxter. This was written during Lent on a retreat at Nether Springs, the home of the Northumbria Community. Ali has offered her own artwork, and[…]

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Scripture

John 20:19-end

The Bible reading for Sunday 19th April, the Second Sunday of Easter When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he[…]

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Easter Sunday Service

We are celebrating Easter Sunday at home this year with a service from Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s kitchen. Readings will be led by Bishop of Dover, the Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, and Caroline Welby. Theodore Levings, a 10-year-old member of All Saints church in Canterbury, will lead prayers. The Service will start at 9am on Easter Sunday Intercessions for[…]

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Darkness

Easter Eve

Easter Eve: between the crucifixion and the resurrection. There is a tradition that Jesus, ‘descended to the dead’ and liberates those trapped in hell. I found a lovely cartoon of Jesus walking down a spiral staircase, it is dark at the bottom and light further up the stairs, but Jesus is walking down with a paintbrush in hand, painting ‘way[…]

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Garden of Gethsemane by John Reilly

Good Friday

Reflections on the Cross they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them John 19:17-18 Surely he took up our painand bore our suffering,yet we[…]

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