Reflection 17 December

Advent 3 Reflection by Mart the Rev ‘The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world’ John 1 I’ve been thinking about the light a lot this Advent/Christmas season. There’s been so much of it! All those days of sunny hot days and the stretching out...

Reflection 26 November

Philemon & Matthew 25: 31-46 The Space Between Things Reflection by Mart the Rev I’m wondering about why everything has to be divided into one thing or another – as if the world is clear cut. Black or white – no in-betweens or other colours. Do you ever get...

Reflection 12 November

Jeremiah 29:1-14 & Matthew 25:1-13 Finding our way home Reflection by Mart the Rev I finished last week’s All Saints Day reflection with a couple of sentences about what I think All Saints is about… I said: ‘For me, the week began with views of Mt Manaia (my...

Reflection 5 November

All Saints Reflection by Mart the Rev Prefaced by two readings from Isaiah 43: 1-7, 18-21with the line: ‘Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old.  I am about to do a new thing’ and, Isaiah 51:1-4, 14-16 with the line: ‘Listen to me, you that...

Reflection 29 October

 Matthew 22:34-46. Jesus & Pharisees are in agreement (well for a moment anyway), and it’s really important. A reflection by Dan Spragg.  It may seem strange that at the end of this passage which seems to be talking about the all-encompassing nature of Love, that...

Reflection 15 October

Matthew 22:1-14 Reflection by Anne Stewart Recently I received an email inviting Martin and I to join a few other invited guests to a meal celebrating the people in The Village who had birthdays in October. We get these invitations every month.  By my calculation that...