Close Encounters

Surveying the readings for Trinity Sunday for what they teach us about the nature of God, in his sermon last Sunday Andrew Knowles concluded that God desires ‘above all other things’ that we should encounter him closely, in a way that touches every aspect of our lives to live out his compassion in the world, to say … [Read more…]

‘So he got up and went’

St George's Church Kendal

This week, Andrew’s sermon focused on the story of Philip and the Ethiopian from Act 8 – a clear example of the instruction from the epistle (1 John 4.7-end): ‘Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another’ – right here and right now! Click here to read or download the … [Read more…]

‘Going forward’

St George's Church

In preparation for our Annual General Meeting, and in honour of the festival of our patron saint, St George, Andrew Knowles’s sermon for Easter 4 was about the distinctive purpose for the church in the modern world, as so many other revered institutions – from the high street to the charity sector – seem to … [Read more…]

Hopeful reading for Eastertide

This month’s Parish News has just hit the streets and it’s full of ‘reasons to be cheerful’ even under these persistant April clouds. In this month’s edition we reflect on Easter and look forward to Ascension and Pentecost. We go ‘Out & About’ in the Beacon Team to St John’s Skelsmergh and one of our … [Read more…]

Looking beyond the Easter eggs

As this month’s cover suggests we try and look ‘beyond the Easter egg’ in our April edition. You can also catch up on the talk ‘Faith in Public Life’ given by Sir Joseph Pilling as part of the Moving Mountains weekend, as Andrew Knowles shares the highlights. Look out for the Book Reviews which make … [Read more…]

Privileged to be a (civil) servant

Sir Joe Pilling shared his experiences with a rapt audience at a sold-out Moving Mountains supper on Friday at St George’s. He talked about the challenges of holding high government office as a Christian but said that, all in all, it had been a privilege. You can download or read a summary of his talk, ‘Faith in Public … [Read more…]