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Stormy Coffee

Saturday 6 February

Today is a grim northern day. The skies weep bitter tears and you will be wet if you are out of doors.

Our coffee gathering will go ahead, because there are those who will brave the weather.

We cannot greet people outside and will not sell many books, but there will be contact and conversation and that is what Huddersfield Parish Church is good at doing.

People, regulars and otherwise, will come in to get dry and keep warm – and probably meet God away from the storms of life and a storm in winter!

The Biblical Stall

Sunday 31 January

A stimulating conversation. Two stated positions, though one was a well worn path and the other looking to discover and interpret for today.

The conversation part of the day was a listening as well as a talking task.

The integrity was most keenly felt by a sense of inclusion as opposed to an appeal to exclude because of an understanding of the kingdom fixed and a return solely to that vision.

Please include and be damned rather than exclude and be damned.

God’s love of us, whatever the state of sin, will conquer. The proof…..?


Shared Conversation

Saturday 30 January

Today is an intriguing and hopefully fruitful day. 

A day in Harrogate, Yorkshire, may not seem to promise either to some, yet we are going to share an open ended conversation on ‘Human Sexuality’.

The process will be over three Saturdays with the prospect of speaker input and discussion.

Promised Conversation – speakers and direction.

Context 4

Sunday 24 January

Prayers today are for the church in context.

An area in the Anglican Communion place outside the circle (and a possibility of fixing the date of Easter.)

One particular area of the church has worked on their own time, and a little quicker than others, on something objectionable to another part of the church. The result? That part of the church has been barred from functioning  within the communion, as opposed to recognition of the different context and the validity of such contexts, in context as it were. I cannot see that this is of benefit to anyone.

Billy Connolly wrote:

“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that, who cares?…..he’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes.”

Another boxed ticked!

Prayer is needed indeed!

Context 3

Saturday 23 January

We met with a group of elders from the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, who have a held fortnight festival at Huddersfield Parish Church during the last three summers.

One of the discussion was based around conflicting expectations as two very different cultures and branches of Christianity met. The basis of the meeting was that there had been friction generated by sheer numbers of people worshipping and residing in one medium sized West Yorkshire church.

The resolution will be met through conversation and understanding each other’s context – with no small amount of give and take.

Listen Here!

15th February 2015


Conversation is a two way street.

The Arch-angel Elsie once told me you have two ears and one mouth. There must be an endeavour to listen twice as hard as speaking.

‘The Conversation was with God in the beginning.’ Perhaps listening or searching has its own level of importance as we seek God, to converse with the divine.

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church


14th February 2015


Another interpretation I have heard used for the first chapter of the Gospel of St. John is using ‘conversation’ instead of the ‘Logos’ or ‘Word’.

This interpretation doesn’t give a complete translations but makes you think.

In the beginning was the Conversation, and the Conversation was with God, and the Conversation was God. The Conversation was with God in the beginning.

The Conversation became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

When we pray, we indeed become part of that conversation.

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church