Stars of Hope & Rhythm of Life

Our live All Age worship for Epiphany was at 10am at St Andrews today, but those of you who could not attend might still find our activity helpful as we begin a new year, so we have made a short video at home to allow you to reflect at your own time on the idea of finding balance as God calls us on into the New Year.

Service for Epiphany – 3 Jan 2021

The home-spun videos (okay, church-spun videos for people saying their prayers at home) continues, with our Epiphany Service, containing a choir, a viola solo, an organ voluntary, a person reading the Lesson for the first time, yours truly standing on a chair, and a relentless number of errors – but it is shown below for you to watch – finally, after hours of uploading!

There are four hymns too, and a hymn sheet, which is available here:  Epiphany Service 2020 – hymns


The Longest Night Service

The Longest Night Service is for people who would love to hear again the readings and the music surrounding the Christmas story, but who find it really difficult to come into church – not just because of the Covid restrictions, but for any reason.  It is a quiet reflective service filmed at St James’s Church, Boroughbridge, with readings and hymns you can either listen to or join in.

Carol Sing-along

A last minute idea for those who have been missing carol singing…

You may remember that on VE Day some of us stood in our front gardens and sung together. This Christmas Eve, there is a national movement to ring bells at 6pm. If you are planning to join in with this, you might also like to follow this by joining with your neighbours and the people in your street (from your own drives/gardens) in a few Christmas songs, the songsheet can be downloaded here: christmas_eve_songsheet

Carol Service from St Mary’s Roecliffe

Our Lessons and Carols service for this year has been recorded from St Mary’s Roecliffe and is available for you to watch here, at any point at which you would like to feel Christmassy!

With thanks to all those involved.



Carol Service for Advent Sunday

Here is your Sunday Service, which this week is a carol service for Advent Sunday with music and readings as we move from darkness to light.

Grateful thanks to our singers from the united parish who recorded the service with me, and to the readers from each Church who were involved.

With every blessing and warmest wishes to you all this Adventide,