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Like a Bridge over Troubled Water

Easter 2020 Words from the famous, old, Simon and Garfunkel epic track from 1970. It goes on to say “ I will lay me down”.  The singer...

Easter Reflection 2020, Mid Covid-19

Earth lay spell bound in darkness, we sing this at Christmas to describe the days before the birth of The Lord on earth as man. So it was...

Anyone for Pilgrimage?

You may be reading this refreshed and returned from some summer adventures, or you may be reading this while looking forward to an autumn...

Count your blessings

Today it is summer! Blue sky, warm sun, small fluffy clouds and hay being baled. But by next week, or even tomorrow in our changeable...

Darkest before the dawn

‘Darkest before the dawn’ is a well used statement, full of light, hope and potential. We use it to buoy ourselves up before collapse,...

Easter – Bunnies, Eggs and Spring

And so we come to Easter. The question is what are we celebrating?  Spring, baby animals, new life, the return of ducks to the Till,...

Closeness to Creation

In the early days of Christianity in these islands life was so very different to the one we live today. People walked everywhere, ran...

Welcoming Christmas

This year on Christmas Eve we all gathered together at the yard of the charity Plain Church Celtic Community supports to have a time of...

Mid Winter Festivals

Each year the nights darken and each year major religions celebrate. Here in the villages we celebrate a festival which is a mixture of:-...

Do You have a flag?

This morning in church we were thinking about flag poles. We reviewed the Eddie Izzard sketch of “the flag”.   What flag do you fly? At...

Prioritising the Kingdom of God

On Friday at the end of June two members of Plain Church had the opportunity to pray on Holy Island off Anglesea. This was where Saint...

Pentecost

Sunday was Pentecost. Plain Church enjoyed hearing again the readings of the first outpouring of Holy Spirit and found it particularly...

Celtic Knots

Well a knot is a fairly easy thing to understand, sometimes welcome, sometimes describing a tangle we would rather not have, but we all...

Lambs and Lent

WELL, IT’S OFFICIALLY SPRING! Particularly heralded by hail showers and sunshine. We have longer days, daffodils and lambs in the field. ...

Early Christianity

Whenever you are tempted to feel life is hard spare a thought for the early Christians in, lets say, 500 AD.  Imagine being the only...