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Holy Moments

God of gentleness and humility

Becoming human in simplicity

Bringing joy to the world.

In the birth of a child

We find meaning and dignity.

May we show the love and the humility of Jesus

That brings holy moments to wounded people

And joy and hope and laughter

To forgotten communities.

Teach us to be meek

Treating this beautiful world with gentleness,

Showing love to our neighbours,

And studying war no more.

So we bring a blessing of joy to others this Christmas

And throughout the year.

 

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The Light of Bethlehem

Bethlehem, you gave the world so much –

A humble Prince of Peace,

Angels who sang of hope,

You gave us a manger,

A shepherds’ field,

And all the joy of Christmas.

 

Yet now you lie imprisoned, Read more…

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Christmas Eve in the Tower

What a beautiful yet ambivalent evening in St Peter ad Vincula –

A lovely chapel in the heart of the Tower of London – lit only by candlelight

A wonderful choir sings the carols that have been sung through the years

The service, in the language of 1662,

Must have been said here most Christmas Eves since then.

Here we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace Read more…

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in the quiet

 

In the quiet I come to you

I find strength to start anew

Breathing out and breathing in

In the quiet I come to you

 

I find stillness in the storm

Despite the struggles all around

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eternal echoes

Eternal echoes are calling me somewhere on the wind

They’re hard to hear – sometimes I fear I won’t hear them again

But they return and seem to say you’ve somewhere you belong

Eternal echoes are leading me with the silent voice of love

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All Hallows on the Wall farewell Eucharist liturgy

In this moment, we bring ourselves, and our day,

We gather our random thoughts, our scattered lives.

We bring the entirety of ourselves to this place of calm, this place of safety.

We seek sanctuary so that we can risk everything.

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