God’s great gift to us all – an Online Rhyming Nativity Play

This is a rhyming nativity that I've written for our Christmas Eve all age service, when usually the church building would be full of people from our community. Instead, this year I'm hoping to invite people to contribute by recording themselves reading a line or two, hopefully dressed to look the part - it'll be … Continue reading God’s great gift to us all – an Online Rhyming Nativity Play

Remembering with Mary – A service of reflection during Christmas season

This is made up of a series of monologues from Mary's perspective. I suggest asking different people to read the different reflections. Feel free to choose different carols/readings. This has been used for the Sunday after Christmas, but again, could fit elsewhere. Opening prayer Carol – O come, all ye faithful Reading - Luke 2:19 But … Continue reading Remembering with Mary – A service of reflection during Christmas season

Wonder – Reflections for the Alternative Carol Service

These were written as a series of short reflection for a new type of carol service before Christmas. They were interspersed throughout the service, which had Bible readings and updated versions of carols in it. Introduction – Signposts to Wonder All I see is the mess that surrounds me – All I hear is the noise … Continue reading Wonder – Reflections for the Alternative Carol Service

What’s so special about shepherds? – A Sketch

Inspired by Luke 2:8-20 SCENE 1 [THREE SHEPHERDS ASLEEP IN THE FIELDS, SNORING LOUDLY.] [Enter GABRIEL, dressed in white suit.] GABRIEL:                    Ahem! [coughs politely]  [SHEPHERDS still snoring loudly.] [GABRIEL coughs louder.  SHEPHERDS still asleep.] GABRIEL:                    OI!  [SHEPHERDS grunt and stir, but sleep on.] GABRIEL:                    There’s only one thing for it.  A bit of glory’s called for. [CLAPS HANDS TWICE.] [STAGE … Continue reading What’s so special about shepherds? – A Sketch