21st November 2021

This is Advent Sunday (four Sundays before Christmas). Advent is the season in which we re-live the anticipation of God’s ancient people as they awaited the coming of the Messiah, the promised King who would redeem Israel and the whole world. Our Advent sermons this year will be on Luke chapter 1, which recounts the […]

21st November 2021

It is challenging and also comforting to remember the famous words of Jesus from today’s gospel reading: “Anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Mark 10:15).  The Lord asks us for childlike faith.  It is foolish to think we have anything of value to offer […]

14th November 2021

Welcome to St Jude’s for our second week back in-person.  We gather in the name of the glorious King of the Universe, who rules his creation with generosity and mercy.  As today’s psalm says: “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger… his mercy is over all his works” (Psalm 145:8-9). We gather today […]

7th November 2021 – 32nd Ordinary Sunday

Praise God that we are finally able to meet together in-person in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. It has been a busy and exciting week, with activities like Youth and Kids’ Club returning in-person, in amongst preparations for our return to Sunday gatherings this Sunday. Some of the activities which have re-started are: […]

31st October 2021 – Patronal Festival

This Sunday is crowded with significance.  As well as being Reformation Sunday and All Saints’ Eve, it is also the Sunday we normally mark our Patronal Festival, otherwise known as St Judes’ Day.  All of this makes it a fitting day on which to give thanks for the saints who have come before us and […]

24th October 2021 – 30th Ordinary Sunday

The countdown is on to our in-person church re-start, in two weeks’ time on Sunday 7th November (9 am and 4 pm).  During November, we will hold creche and Youth Bible Study at 9 am service, and Sunday School at 4 pm. Youth is starting back in-person even sooner: this coming Friday, 29th October. It is a […]

17th October 2021 – 29th Ordinary Sunday

It has been great to see that the video of last week’s organ recital has continued to attract interest. I think it’s now St Judes’ biggest hit on YouTube! If you haven’t seen it yet, you can find it here In-person church re-starts on Sunday 7th November at 9 am and 4 pm. As permitted by […]

10th October 2021 – 28th Ordinary Sunday

As announced last week, weekly in-person gatherings resume on Sunday 7th November at 9 am and 4pm. Assuming that everything goes well, we will return to two morning services (8 am and 10 am) from the beginning of December. Watch this space for announcements about when other activities such as choir practice, Kids’ Club, craft […]

3rd October 2021- 27th Ordinary Sunday

Hello everyone. Daylight saving begins this Sunday with clocks turning forward an hour at 2 am. This means we lose an hour of sleep. Our 9 am online service will seem earlier than we all expect! I’m looking forward to seeing you bright and early. The other big date this week is our online Organ […]

26th September 2021- 26th Ordinary Sunday

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of joining some of you in viewing the diocese wide prayer and praise evening online. It was so encouraging to see people from many churches taking part, and there were well over 1,000 people logged in watching it. I was watching with Erin and our girls, singing along to […]