Candlemas – 2nd February

Today is Candlemas which marks the proper end of Christmas. Here is a good description of a festival which we have not traditionally marked in many Methodist Churches but which we seem to be taking more notice of: Link

Here also is my photo of ‘Candlemas Bells’ in our own garden

The story which we focus on today is Luke 2:22-32 which tells the story of Jesus presentation at the Temple. You can read our Word for Today reflection on this story.

Perhaps take some time to reflect on Andrew Pratt’s hymn – 229 in Singing the Faith

Happy Candlemas!

Worship at Home for Sunday 31st January

Welcome to worship today. Our service is led by Alan Jackson – a Local Preacher in the Gloucestershire Circuit. Also my introductory reflection – sorry about the hair, it a bit mad but I forgot to dampen it down! The videos below will not be available until 8am on Sunday morning – so come back then!

Next week we will be visited in the Circuit by the President of the Methodist Conference Rev Richard Teal, who will be delivering our reflection.

Worship at Home for Sunday 17th January 2021

Welcome to our worship this Sunday morning. Our service is led by Rev Rachel Leather, Minister for Bishop’s Cleeve and St Mark’s Cheltenham. First a short reflection on the gospel from myself. Please note that the videos will not be live until 8am.

Reflection on John 1 43-51

At Home Worship 17th January 2021