Revd Alison Myers, Team Vicar, serving the communities of Hardwick, Coton and Dry Drayton, Alison has been the vicar for Hardwick since September 2010.
Looking at images of gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show this week, and looking at our garden, these words of Gerard Manley Hopkins seem particularly apt: Nothing is so beautiful as Spring– When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush. Mind you, one person’s weed is another... Read More
Gazing up into heaven: a meditation
I used this meditation as an extra on the back of the Ascension Day service sheet. I think it captures the way that earth connects to heaven in the Ascension story, and our commission to bear witness to Jesus on earth. Gazing up into heaven can often seem much... Read More
Witnesses… To the ends of the earth
For our prayers in the All Age service in Hardwick last Sunday we placed stars on a map of the village to indicate where we live. We prayed that we would together bear witness to Jesus in our community.
Lord Jesus it’s good to know
Lord Jesus, it’s good to know that you lived in the flesh walked where we walk, felt what we feel, got tired, had sore and dirty feet, needed to eat, and think about where the next meal was coming from. But it’s even better to know that you enjoyed your... Read More
Urban Democracy: directly elected mayors?
The following comment is from FridayFive: Stimulating Relational Thinking. More at http://fridayfiveblog.blogspot.co.uk/ “A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.” James Freeman Clarke, American theologian and author (1810-88) Yesterday, ten British cities held a referendum on whether to establish directly elected mayors, in place of the system... Read More
May – Aug Newsletter from WCCYM
Lordsbridge churches support the multi-denominational West Cambridge Churches Youth Ministries (WCCYM) and, in additional to their own Illumin8 youth activities, opt in to other youth events coordinated by WCCYM across the local area. These include Thirst andIgnite – Sunday evening youth events based in Cambourne; Girls’ Night In based in Bourn; the annual churches... Read More
Coton parish room chairs
The redevelopment of the Parish Room – a church, community and Lordsbridge Team resource – is progressing well, with its uses including a cafe, toddler group and seminar room. We’ve now reached the stage of replacing the chairs. After much research, we’ve found a comfortable and durable design. Users and friends... Read More
This Spring, wake up your spiritual life!
I wrote this article for the May edition of the Dry Drayton Newsletter It’s Spring again, and things are growing, full of the promise of life. The season of Easter is, for Christians at least, also about new life, transformation and hope. I wonder how we can share in this... Read More
Annual Reports and MAPs
Now that the Annual Meetings are completed downloads of the documentation are available as follows: Hardwick 2011 Annual Report Hardwick 2012 Mission Action Plan Coton 2011 Annual Report Coton 2012 Mission Action Plan Dry Drayton 2011 Annual Report Full financial reports are available separately. Please ask the Church Wardens if... Read More