Media by James Henley (Page 2)

Media by James Henley (Page 2)

Sunday 17th January

Second Sunday of Epiphany Are you searching for meaning in the midst of so much difficulty and despair? Well, so are we… ❤️ Join with us for this week’s online Sunday service as we continue to journey together: 👂 Think about how God seeks us out, even in our questions and doubts. 🕯 Find belonging, comfort and hope as we gather together in Spirit. 🙏 Pray for the people, places and situations on your heart at the moment.

Sunday 10th January

The Baptism of Christ Looking for the strength to keep going in the midst of another lockdown? Join us for this week’s online service! 💒 💧 Reflect on the story of Jesus’ baptism, looking for some truth to resonate in your life today. 🕯 Find belonging, comfort and hope as we gather together in Spirit. 🙏 Pray for the people, places and situations on your heart at the moment.

Sunday 3rd January 2020

The Epiphany of our Lord Join us for our first online Sunday service of the New Year – with our special guest preacher, the Rt Revd Cherry Vann, Bishop of Monmouth! 💒 ✨ Reflect with Bishop Cherry on the Epiphany – the visit of the three Magi – and discover why doing more isn’t always the answer. 💕 Find meaning, comfort and hope as we gather together in Spirit. 🙏 Pray for the people, places and situations on your heart…

From darkness into light

St John the Evangelist Readings: 1 John 1; John 21. 19b-24 (view all) Our daughter Evie was born just a few days before Christmas on the 21st. It’s a mixed bag having your birthday so near to Christmas, and although Evie has never seemed to mind it at all, we did worry at first that her birthday might be eclipsed by the larger celebration of Christmas. As I began preparing today’s sermon, I wondered whether, perhaps somewhere in heaven, St…

Sunday 27th December 2020

Our Ministry Area online service for the Feast of St John the Evangelist. Readings: 1 John 1; John 21. 19b-24 (view all) Service Leader: The Revd Matt DavisPreacher: The Revd James HenleyPrayers: Julia Durham

God of the Poor

The Feast of Christ the King Readings: Ezekiel 34. 11-16, 20-24; Matthew 25. 31-46 (view all) At one stage a few years ago, my daughter Evie had a favourite phrase whenever something didn’t go her way — ‘It’s not fair!’ Whether it was being denied a treat or being told she couldn’t do something that she really wanted, in her mind straight away, her fairness alarm was triggered. As human beings we often bring a strong sense of fairness to…

Your Faith Family

All Saints’ Day Readings: Revelation 7. 9-12; Matthew 5. 1-12 (view all) I wonder: Who are your faith heroes? Perhaps a Saint from church history, a friend who you look up to, or someone who supported you through a difficult period. The faith hero I’d like to share with you is a little old woman from Aberystwyth called Ollie. Ollie had an incredible smile, and, as a retired teacher, she had a real heart for the young people in the…

Homeless Sunday

18th Sunday after Trinity Readings: Isaiah 25. 1-9; Matthew 22. 1-14 (view all) One of the side effects of living in a vicarage is that it is often a port of call for those who are in dire need of help, including for those who are rough sleepers. Shortly after moving into the first vicarage I lived in in Newport, one of the first interactions I had on our doorstep was with a rough sleeper who also happened to be…

Living Simply and Generously

Readings: 2 Corinthians 9. 6-15; Luke 12. 16-30 (view all) I wonder how good you are at sharing? For me, there are some things I’m better at sharing than others. I like to think I’m pretty good at sharing control of the TV remote or the last chocolate in the box. However, my wife Amy is certain that I always try to pour myself a larger glass of wine than the one I give her. I’m sure every parent will…

The Great Hymn of Creation

The First Sunday of Creation Readings: Job 37. 14-24; Matthew 8. 23-27 (view all) I wonder when you last had a ‘wow!’ moment, when you were suddenly hit once again by the beauty of the world around us? For me it was when I was on holiday, wondering around a place called, Nant yr Arian, in English the Silver Valley, near where I grew up. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, with the sunlight reflected in the lake below us,…

The Way of the Cross

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Readings: Romans 12. 9-21; Matthew 16. 21-28 (view all) I wonder when you last experienced a truly anti-climatic event? It might have been a sporting event that didn’t end the way you wanted. Or an ending to a film or TV series, that didn’t go down the way you were expecting it. Or even the personal experience in your work or social life, of putting huge energy into planning an event which then, either because of…

Who do you say I am?

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity If you’ve ever had to spend more than a few minutes around children of a certain age, you will be more than familiar with their ability to innocently question all kinds of things. Evie, our daughter who is now seven, is still full of questions. From, ‘Mum, Dad, how can I get a baby?’, to ‘Where does Jesus live now?’ The, often candid and unexpected, questions that children ask mirror so many of our own questions.…