Church on tour?

“We don’t travel well…” – this is one of the characteristics that rural church communities often acknowledge about themselves.  It may be acceptable to drive to the nearest large supermarket, but going to a neighbouring village to worship in a different church… that’s a whole other thing… I was musing about how this is so … More Church on tour?

Burning down the house?

There’s a first time for everything – and for me this year it’s preparing the ashes for the Ash Wednesday liturgy.  You can buy in ash in little plastic bags, of course, from reputable suppliers, but there’s something fitting about this process of recycling.  As it uses the palms from Palm Sunday, that have stood in … More Burning down the house?

Festival churches

The Association of Festival Churches (AFC) held its second annual gathering at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Woodstock.  Presentations included an update on the state of play from Joseph Elders, Major Projects Officer at the Church Buildings Council and secretary of the AFC.  Setting the idea of festival churches in the wider context of church … More Festival churches