Revd Jonathan Evens
  • Those who are led into peace by the Holy Spirit become peacemakers
    8 June 2017 @ 9:27 pm
    Here is my sermon from today's Eucharist at St Stephen Walbrook:There are two occasions on which we are told Jesus’ disciples received the Holy Spirit. The second was at Pentecost but the first was one of the Resurrection appearances, in which Jesus appeared to his disciples and said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit (John 20. 21 & 22). On this occasion the Holy Spirit came as the breath of God and as words of p [Read More]

Musings on Mystery
  • Where does it hurt?
    27 May 2017 @ 8:08 pm
    It’s a familiar scene: you’re in a public place – perhaps a shopping centre, a playground, or a car park – and suddenly the background noise, the hum-drum sound of people going about their business, is interrupted by the piercing sound of a child’s cry. You can’t ignore it. It’s a human instinct. Something in your heart lurches at the sound of distress. And so you glance around to see who has cried out. And relief washes over you as you see the toddler – who has fallen or tripped and grazed his knee – with his parent rushing over, full of warmth and comfort and soothin [Read More]

Malcolm Guite
  • Columba and my calling.
    8 June 2017 @ 5:46 pm
    A fierce dove racing in a fiercer gale June the 9th is Saint Columba’s day, a saint who has a special place for me, as somehow, he feels bound up in my own journey to Faith. When I was 19, and moving from  atheism, towards a greater spiritual [Read More]


    Commission for Mission
    • Members update: Hayley Bowen
      8 June 2017 @ 9:43 pm
      Kingston Artists Open Studios is a group of artists and makers based in and around Kingston. Their main annual event is their open studios when they open their studios to the public for two weekends in the summer. But their members are active throughout the year, taking part in exhibitions and events both nationally and […] [Read More]

    Sophia Hubs
    • Update: Sophia Hub Redbridge
      18 September 2016 @ 8:19 pm
      Here’s some news of events and support for you or for you to pass on…. This week: Tuesday – 3 hour start-your business workshop at Enterprise Desk on Tuesday 20th 1-4 [Read More]

    Theology Centre
    • Beacons of light in the darkness
      8 June 2017 @ 3:28 pm
      Claire Moll is a member of the Community of St George – helping to renew the life of the parish church through prayer, reflection and organising – and bringing diverse neighbours together to build relationships and act for justice. In this blog, she reflects on the recent terrorist attacks, and the reactions in her neighbourhood. As Christians, we are called to be Christ’s light in the world. However, after a series of tragic attacks on our larger British community, if feels harder to keep that light burning. After the latest news of darkness falling upon the city of London on S [Read More]

    Art and Sacred Places
    • Pray for Our Leaders | Connecting with Culture
      9 June 2017 @ 11:46 am
      Were you a bit bleary eyed this morning after a late night watching the election results? How do you feel about a hung Parliament? Sadly, the prevailing emotion amongst the majority of the electorate seems to be disillusionment; a kind of settled cynicism about both politicians and the political process.  Some of that is because not everyone believes the system works well. Churchill famously said, ‘Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others’. But there is a deeper root of disenchantment. We know how flawed our own human nature is, and how prone w [Read More]

    London Inter Faith Centre
    London Boroughs Faiths Network
    • Message from New Scotland Yard | places of worship | hate crime
      9 June 2017 @ 4:17 pm
      Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer is a longstanding friend of LBFN’s and is currently Head of Community Engagement for the Metropolitan Police.  He has sent this message so that it can be passed on to congregations, colleagues and networks this weekend. “Over the next few days, communities of different faiths will congregate across London to celebrate th [Read More]

    Capital Mass
    Faiths Forum for London
    St Martin in the Fields
    Moot Community
    • Hellos and Goodbyes
      3 May 2017 @ 11:40 am
      We’ve recently had a number of changes to the team at Moot and thought we’d update you on who’s been coming and going. Firstly: with a heavy heart we said goodbye in April to our temporary Priest Andrew Norwood. Andrew joined us in September 2015 at the beginning of our interregnum and over t [Read More]

    Thinking Anglicans
    • Media coverage of the SEC decision on same-sex marriage
      9 June 2017 @ 12:31 pm
      Church Times Scottish Episcopalians revise canon law to permit gay marriage, but with conscience provision Scotsman Scottish Episcopal Church votes to allow same-sex marriage and Leader comment: Churches take the only viable option on gay marriage Also the Press Association... [Read More]

    Christian Blog
    • Cool, Clear Water
      9 June 2017 @ 3:32 pm
      The whole time I hacked at those stubborn stumps, the only thing I could think of was getting a drink of water. Cool, clear water. I stood out in the early summer sun again today, swinging that mattock.  One would think the pain from the blister I just tore the top off would give me something else to think about.   One would be wrong. The sweat poured from my forehead burning my eyes, all the while, soaking my clothes.  I gasped for breath from the exertion.  Water was all I needed. Cool, clear water. [Read More]

    • urged to engage and compelled to welcome
      30 January 2017 @ 11:39 am
      As City of Culture 2017 Hull is proud of its cosmopolitan heritage.  In the first week of January this fact was celebrated for all the world to see in a stunning video display projected onto The Deep. Surnames from Sco [Read More]

    Nick Baines’s Blog
    • All shook up: Elvis and Luther
      6 June 2017 @ 8:31 am
      This is the script of this morning’s Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Show: I have just got back from ten days in Germany. The first half was work – speaking engagements in Halle, Jena and Berlin; the second bit was holiday with friends. Now, I know this wouldn’t be everyone’s idea of fun, but one of the best bits was a tour of the German Foreign Ministry – used to be Hitler’s bank, then became the HQ of the East German ruling party. History haunts the corridors here. But, the absolute best bit of the trip was a Bi [Read More]

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