Category Archives: Chaplain’s Musings

Chaplain’s Musings – 19th July 2021

Sign-up-form for this Sunday’s Outdoor Church Musings: “The road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began now far ahead the road has gone and I must follow if I can pursuing it with weary feet … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Musings – 12th July 2021

Re-Discovering the Classics 2 The Contemplative, we are told, recognises the sacred potential in the mundane task. The philosopher Søren Kierkegaard reminds us “repetition is reality, and it is the seriousness of life…. Repetition is the daily bread which satisfies … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Musings – 5th July 2021

Re-Discovering the Classics 1 Stories of magic – and mostly we think here of children’s stories but not exclusively – such stories give us pleasure but also a kind of privilege. We are admitted, at least for the length of … Continue reading

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Views from the Pews – 28th June 2021

The mirage of normality The other day I was listening to something about how hands are used in religious worship and practice. The importance of gesture and touch. Many of us at St. Catherine’s come from different traditions and this … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Musings – 21st June 2021

I have seen a whole lot of gardening posts recently on various platforms so I ‘stole / borrowed’ this whole section from our Rogation Liturgy. The way I would like to use it this week  is to invite and resource … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Musings – 14th June 2021

The G7 nations (UK, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, USA, Canada) met this last weekend in Cornwall, England and there are some nice pics of them all nicely distancing, regardless of vaccination status. Key themes for discussion we are told were … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Musings – 7th June 2021

I wish to begin today by thanking any of you readers who attended and participated (very limited this year because of zoom format) in the Annual Church Meeting held last month. The Wardens and Council members have long since begun … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Musings – 17th May 2021

Ascension to Pentecost Plainchant Pentecost A poem by Malcolm Guite Sunday morning’s readings spark faith, as of fire, hot yet soft like light insinuating hope – dare we open our mouths, blurt out burning syllables ? We trust instead proper … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Musings – 10. may 2021

Ascension Severed Ties A poem by Michel Quoist Severed ties always create anguish. Think how a spider panics when one of the strands of its cobweb is broken. In the same way, people panic and suffer when their ties with … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s  Musings – 03rd May 2021

O when the saints go marching in ….. Mmmmm – you may be confused ‘why’ this topic when All Saints is on 1st November. There is method in my madness. We commemorate Saints, even more recent ones, for all sorts … Continue reading

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