Author Archives: Simon Bale

Companions on the way

As we come to the end of Lent, and enter the period before Easter we call ‘Holy Week’, at St John’s we are preparing to walk through the week alongside Jesus. The final days and hours of Jesus are depicted in a variety of ways, using a variety of words and images, through the four […]

Read More

Holy Week and Easter at St John’s

Friday 27th March: 5.30pm (30mins): Stations of the Cross Our final ‘stations of the cross’ prayer and worship time. Join us as we walk the fourteen ‘stations’ depicting the final hours of Christ’s life before his crucifixion, and reflect upon the relevance this has for us in our world today. Saturday 28th March: 10am to 12 noon: Easter […]

Read More

The foolish mystery of the cross

A sermon delivered to the boarders of Wells Cathedral School I want to talk to you today about the most dangerous thing in the world. Common Sense. We use the term with such unthinking regularity: mostly to justify something we’ve done, and mostly to imply that the person who is questioning us is somehow wrong […]

Read More

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday this year is Sunday 15th March. At St John’s we will be celebrating this at our 3pm afternoon service of Holy Communion. Please do come along. The service is open and friendly and will be followed by tea and cakes: a lovely way to celebrate our mothers and also the idea of our own ‘Mother’ Church. Mothering […]

Read More