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Wednesday 30 December

A reading for today was an abridges account of Anna recognising Jesus in the temple. 

Her response?

Anna praises God and tells everyone she meets something about the wonder of the visitation. She had spent her time in the temple day and night fasting and praying; but after touching Jesus her actions changes to proclamation.

St. Anna

18 April 2015

I didn’t ever know this young lady Anna, but she is a part of my formation. 

Anna, as written by her friend ‘Fynn’ was a child of the early twentieth century who had a sponge for a mind and an intellect that found God everywhere. 

Read about her in this blog from a month ago.

Anna knew and showed God on her outside and her inside. Easter, Easter, Easter….!

Rev’d Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield

Free Will

22 March 2015

The complexities of our free will,  in another picture. One we are familiar with in Jesus’ own teaching.
“This is the curious nature of Mister God: even when he is at the centre of things, he waits outsiders and knocks to come in. It is we who open the door. Mister God doesn’t break it down and coming; no, he knocks and waits……
…..Anna never got involved in the problem of free will. I suppose she was too young, but she had got to the heart of the matter: Mister God took second place, isn’t that something!
A waiting God…..!
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church


21 March 2015
Being a like a child, accepting God like a child is something beautifully explained.
“Anna saw a person in every part. Anna saw a you. Now that is something to experience, to be seen as you, clearly and definitely, with no parts hidden. Wonderful and frightening. I always understood that it was Mister God who saw you so clearly and in your entirety, but then all Anna’s efforts were directed to being like this Mister God, so perhaps the trick is catching if only you try hard enough.
Who are you?
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

On Being Complete

20 March 2015
Anna draws wisdom for some interesting characters.
“Old Woody’s firm and strong voice spoke to his God, to Anna, and to all mankind:
In faith, I do not love the with mine eyes,
For they in thee a thousand errors note:
But ’tis my heart that loves what they despise.
After quoting a Shakespeare sonnet, Woody tell Anna:
“There is common wit, there is imagination, this fantasy, there is estimation, and there’s memory…..Never let anyone rob you of your right to be complete.”
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

An Image of Trust.

19 March 2015
An image of salvation in a girl’s trust. Anna’s way of being ‘saved’ was the way she was able to physically be ‘safe’ – with Fynn and with Mister God.
“Her game…….she would stand some distance off, run towards me, and launch herself at me. The run towards me was deliberate and active; the moment after the launch she was completely passive and limp. She made no effort to help me catch her, no effort towards her own safety. Being safe meant not doing these things at all; being saved meant trusting in another.”
The outworking of this is a life of freedom – life lived in the moment and no fear of death. Resurrection is pure safety.
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church


16 March 2015
Fynn and Anna’s conclusion on religion perhaps is a most startling. Three view will challenge anyone who has looked at the spiritual and felt the pull of truth.
“The message of the Bible was simple and any half could grasp it in 30 minutes flat! Religion was for doing things not for reading about doing things.”
Go do likewise!
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church