Curate’s Blog

Thy Kingdom Come – 10th -20th May 2018 – A Wave of Prayer

Join us and millions of people around the globe in a wave of prayer. Thy Kingdom Come is a simple invitation to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for friends and family to come to faith.  “Prayer moves us closer not only to God, but to one another. It connects us with those whom we otherwise cannot…

Live Lent – Week 5 – Leaving

Jesus invites us to follow him and let go of those things that stop us in our tracks: to let go of status so that we can, like him, kneel and wash feet; to release our fear so that we can, in obedience to him, love one another. Read John 12:12-26 Jesus says goodbye to Bethany and…

Live Lent – Week 4 – Life

Jesus is Good News for the world and for your friends because he came to enable all people to have life, not just some and not just a half-life. Abundant life. For all. Read John 10:1-21 Some of Jesus’ most strongly worded conversations were with religious leaders. Too often the effect of their teaching and…

Live Lent – Week 3 – Light

This week is an opportunity to reflect on the light that Jesus brings to your life and your situation –and on the opportunities and responsibilities we might have as light-bearers. Read John 8:12-20 Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have…

Live Lent – Week 2 – Bread

This week we are thinking about bread. Something that sustains and nourishes us, bread can be a staple food in our diets, something that we often take for granted, but what is it that we need for life and how we might nourish and feed others. Read John 6:35-58 Jesus said to them, “I am the…

Live Lent – Week 1 – Change

Jesus attends a wedding at Cana at which disaster strikes: the wine runs out!  Jesus’ mother asks for his help. At Jesus’ instructions water is poured into some large jars, they are filled to the brim. As the water is then drawn out from the jars it is transformed.  Water has become wine. Not just…

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, a day to remember that we are ‘dust and ashes’ and to look our mortality in the face. We do so not to make us miserable or morbid. The reason is actually just the opposite. As we embrace our mortality we find freedom to take hold afresh of the gift of life.…

Happy New Year

A New Year begins. Perhaps it offers new opportunities and possibilities. It certainly offers the chance to live differently even within realities that don’t change. Step Out … As you reflect on your Advent and Christmas journey with God, the time spent in prayer, listening, watching, waiting and ultimately welcoming Jesus, it might be that…

God With Us – Advent Week 4

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without presents nor the moment of excitement as gifts are unwrapped or stockings emptied. It takes a bit of time, but we can’t enjoy the gift until we’ve done it. Advent Week 4 – Welcoming Prayer is a kind of unwrapping. As we pray we begin to receive a gift from God,…

God With Us – Advent Week 3

For a child, waiting for Christmas is part of the excitement. Many still enjoy the Advent calendar countdown, whether or not accompanied by chocolate! Advent Week 3 – Waiting Prayer is not an instant fix with immediate answers to your personal requests. It is much more like a kind of waiting, perhaps even a longing. As…