Easter Messages

Easter Sunday What a wonderful celebration we had last night and this morning. Again, thanks to all who made the church look so beautiful, and welcoming. We reflected this morning on the last words of Mark’s gospel, describing the women running from the empty...

Passiontide starts today

This is the lead up to Holy Week, beginning next weekend with Palm Sunday. As usual we have services and events to help us walk with Jesus from the adulation of the crowds to the forsakenness of the cross … and beyond, of course. And, as usual, you have the...

Fascinating talk from a master

It was a great privilege for us to hear Lida Kindersley speaking about her life, dedicated to the increase of good lettering in the world.  Her website is a mine of information and explains far better than I can, why she works, how she works, what she uses and who she...

Introduction to Contemplative Prayer

We already hold a gathering for Contemplative Prayer at 7pm each Thursday at St Mary’s. Quite a few people have asked for a course to lay a foundation for an understanding and practice of contemplative prayer, so here is a four-week course starting on Thursday...

Dementia Awareness Workshop – 17 Feb

We are following a strong lead from the Church of England, the NHS, the Council, the Bath Dementia Action Alliance and Alzheimers Society in trying to make our churches ‘Dementia Friendly’. In the first instance this is simply being more aware of the signs...

Alastair

Most of us know Alastair Davies who was, until recently, head of the chaplaincy team at the RUH and has also led us in many Eucharists over the years, being part of the extended ministry team when I arrived. He is currently a patient in the RUH waiting for a transfer...