Category Archives: Seasons


We celebrate Spring’s arrival. In the midst of Covid, floods, fires, Afghanistan, and the wounds of climate change, our hearts had grown heavy, our prayers turned to laments, “How long, O Lord?” we asked. See, the first blossoms are here. … Continue reading

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Iona resource: Winter A book of helpful resources by Ruth Burgess. It is for Northern Hemisphere winter, so includes key events in the church calendar in the Nov-Jan period (Christmas, Blue Christmas, Advent etc). Opening Prayer Holy One, today the … Continue reading

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Ronan Keating sings ‘Summer Wonderland’…….(Christmas is in summer ‘down under’) Litany for Summer God, we thank you for turning the earth toward the Sun . We thank you for summer. As the days and the light are long, So is … Continue reading

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Daylight saving

God who was and is and is to come, It must seem so silly for us to whine and moan about time. We have such a short span here in this life, and yet we make such a fuss over … Continue reading

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‘Ordinary Time’

“Ordinary” time is derived from the word “ordinal”, meaning numbered. It is the season after Easter and Pentecost, where we begin to count the days until the final week of the church year, Reign of Christ Sunday. And then, Advent … Continue reading

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Autumn It is autumn. We fold into ourselves.And look, one morning the rain has arrived.Stars peep between the whiteness of clouds.Crickets sing in the late afternoon. It isn’t death we fear, nor mournshortness of life. As light grows softwe fold … Continue reading

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