Reflection 14 October – Rev. Phil Wall

Mark 10:17-31 – What’s the question? Phil Wall So, I hope you’ve got the message by now that I’m hugely enjoying my time with you. From kids’ clubs to fly bys; music making to foot massaging; contemplative services to Scottish shindigs, I’ve felt welcomed, included...

Reflection 30 September – Rev. Phil Wall

Matthew 25:31-46 Let me take you on a journey to soggy old England. It’s 1622, you’re making the most out of your existence and in amongst the daily grind of poverty, plague and pestilence, you’ve heard that the Church…the institution to which you look for hope of a...

Reflection 23 September

Matthew 25:1-13 Sometimes we wait in darkness Reflection by Mart the Rev Last weekend The Village hosted a small workshop where Dunedin singer Malcolm Gordon led some reflections and songs on grief and lament.  It was a rich time.  It became obvious very early on that...

Reflection 16 September – Rev. Phil Wall

The Faithful and Unfaithful Servant: Matthew 24:45-51 – Rev Phil Wall So, back in the UK, there is a BBC radio program called ‘Desert Island Discs’. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s a fascinating show in which the great and the good – politicians, scientists, athletes...

Reflection 9 September

Mark 7:24-37 What do we hear the stranger saying? Sermon by Anne Stewart I wonder how many of you have had occasions where you have found yourselves in situations where you are up against it before you even begin, because of your gender, your race, your background, or...

Reflection 2 September

Luke 14:15-24 Generosity at The Wedding Feast Reflection by Mart the Rev Here’s a story I heard this week: A friend talked about a family who lived next door to her and how this family recently received the terrible news that their young child had a debilitating...