In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength

Spirituality

In the period we call Lent, we remember that Jesus went into the desert for a quiet time of fasting and prayer in preparation for beginning his work for God. These materials are offered for use on those days when you make a conscious effort to remove yourself from the humdrum of daily life and enter into a time of quiet reflection and spirital regeneration. We offer a mix of picture posts / poetry and reflections / quiet day resources / audio meditations and stories.

  • Jez and his Dad - we are building a 12 part series of written/audio stories from Roy Lorrain-Smith. These were first used as one minute Monday to Friday thoughts for Pennine Radio.
  • Jesus Shaped People - worship and spirituality resources.
  • Stations of Lament - material from Rev Louise Carr's textile art project.

Picture posts - Rev Phil Drake

Lockdown has opened up some opportunities for me, including looking through my collection of photographs taken over the years whilst away on holiday or as part of time spent nearer to home. It occurred to me that some of them could be used to share with others during these times of self-isolation and social distancing. Each week I will aim to offer four photos on a theme. You may wish to use them as an aid to reflection, or you may just be glad to see glimpses of the world beyond your immediate confines. Photography is not a hobby for me as such and I do not claim to take great photographs, but I hope that they might prove to be of help to you as we all seek to continue on the journey of faith even when, physically speaking, we cannot venture very far.

  1. The sign of the cross.
  2. Ascent.
  3. Water of life.
  4. Flora.
  5. Resting.
  6. Crossing places.
  7. Rock of ages.
  8. Trees in season.

Poetry / Reflections

Audio meditations and stories

Jez and his Dad - 12 part series.
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

Phllip and the old man (pdf)
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

The man who passed his driving test (pdf)
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

The eagle that learned to fly (pdf)
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

The bush that became a tree (pdf)
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

Happy New Year
Rev Christine Crabtree

The lamb that smiled (pdf)
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

The cat and the dog in the outhouse (pdf)
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

The meeting by the well (pdf)
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

The land of three Gods (pdf)
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

Theo's new clothes (pdf)
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

Footsteps in the snow (pdf)
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

Harvest (pdf)
Roy Lorrain-Smith.

Know my anxious thoughts
Rev Christine Crabtree

A lamb on the wild side (pdf) - Roy Lorrain-Smith.

Staycation
Rev Christine Crabtree

When the music fades
Rev Christine Crabtree

Think on these things
Rev Christine Crabtree

Back to normal
Rev Christine Crabtree

All this for you
Rev Christine Crabtree

The presence of God
Rev Christine Crabtree

The Shillingbury Blowers
Rev Christine Crabtree

I can't breathe
Rev Christine Crabtree

Pentecost
Rev Christine Crabtree

If you fall down (pdf)
Rev Christine Crabtree.

Lost and found
Rev Christine Crabtree

Esther
Rev Christine Crabtree

Psalm 8
Rev Christine Crabtree

Being thankful
Rev Christine Crabtree

Fallow time
Rev Christine Crabtree

Psalm 46
Rev Christine Crabtree

Easter Tuesday
Rev Christine Crabtree

Easter Saturday
Rev Christine Crabtree

Daniel 6
Rev Christine Crabtree

Psalm 137
Rev Christine Crabtree

Psalm 139
Rev Christine Crabtree