Reflection 10 June

Luke 11:5-13 and Colossians 2:6-12 Reflection by Anne Stewart I wonder if prayer isn’t one of the most misunderstood things, both for those inside the church and for those outside of it. From the inside there is debate and judgement around how we pray, where we pray...

Reflection 3 June

Luke 10:25-37 Finding the teacher Reflection by Mart the Rev Last week I was talking about the wind and how our seven-month old grandson was so revelling in the wonder of a Wellington gale that he threw his head back in laughter… a reminder to us older...

Reflection 27 May

John 3:1-21 Wind & Spirit Reflection by Mart the Rev Last week Anne and I had a lovely weekend off with our daughter Hana, Will, her husband, and of course, with the star of the show, Mr Finn. Mr Finn is seven months old this week.  A lot seems to happen in his...

Reflection 20 May

 Pentecost – Forming and Filling | Genesis 1:1-27 & Acts 2:1-4, 42-47 A reflection by Dan Spragg Today is the day all around the globe that many Christians will be gathering to celebrate the event of Pentecost – that promised day in which the Spirit of God...

Reflection 13 May

Reflection by Anne Stewart Luke 15:11-19 Part 1 When I left home, for the last time at the age of twenty one of my three brothers had already left a month or two before and the other two were on their way. That’s a family of six reduced, in under twelve months, to a...

Reflection 6 May

The Village and St Luke’s | Matthew 18:21-34 | Reflection by Dan Spragg Sharon and I are the recent owners of a new mortgage (nervous celebration…). It’s quite easy to look at the balance owed and wonder if it will ever be paid off! Who here has a mortgage or has had...

Reflection 22 April

Luke 15:1-7 and John 10:11-18 Reflection by Anne Stewart. Being shepherds … Not long after I was assessed as being acceptable for training as a minister I noticed that people kept asking me this question, ‘What sort of minister do you think you will be?’ I was most...

Reflection 15 April

Luke 24:13-32 and Matthew 13:44-53 Reflection by Anne Stewart. Following the shadow and finding hidden treasures … One of things that I love about gardening is discovering something I didn’t know I had. Sounds odd but sometimes things make their way into my garden and...

Reflection 8 April

Luke 12:13-21 Reflection by Anne Stewart I wonder how your crops have performed in this, slightly over the top, gardening season. Can you remember a season quite like it – when your lawn was a vivid green all summer.  I hear stories of the abundance of grapes,...