Reflection 28 October – Rev. Phil Wall

You’ll know by now that one of the greatest joys for me in this exchange has been to walk alongside you for a time, to get to know you a little, to hear your stories and see what God, the Church, the world looks like from your perspective. It really has been a...

Report from General Assembly 2018

General Assembly 2018 Report It is really great to be able to genuinely say thank you for the opportunity to be a commissioner at this year’s General Assembly.  It’s great because I’m not that sure that thank you is a response that many have felt after attending some...

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...