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Little Lad

Monday 25 January

Another Epiphany. Jesus returns home, gives an indication of his self awareness and of scripture’s pointing.

But they knew him, his mum and dad – his growing and his origins. They could not see beyond what was in front of them and what they knew in the moment.

My boyhood church came to a flower festival being held at the church where I was vicar. Various people echoed two comments:

“Why don’t you come home? ”

“I remember when you were this big!”

Two comments that help me understand how Jesus felt. Akin to a people and a place, but so different in himself.


Father Clayton

19 April 2015

Important in my formation was Father Wilfred Clayton. I first was touched by his holiness in an parish interregnum in my home village of Creswell in the early 1980’s. He was a tall distinguish, never married, black cassocked and retired priest who displayed a graciousness in an unassuming way.

When close to being chosen for ordination he was able to steady me with some quiet and simple words of guidance. He spoke of the Easter spirit of God working in us beyond what could possibly and potentially achieve by ourselves.

Father Clayton was a holy Easter person to me!

Rev’d Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield

Nine Ladies Dancing

Friday 2nd January 2015


Nine Ladies Dancing are representative of the nine Fruit of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

To follow up on yesterday’s thought, I wonder how you might define ‘blessed’? Paul reminds us that God has filled the Bible with promises for the changed person. He has given us promises that will never change and will always be there for the person who has changed through the power of Jesus Christ.

These promises we are to cleanse ourselves from all things of the past. We are to concentrate on habits which are grace laden. Allowing God to make us holy as we serve Him in respect and love.

Look for, pray for the ‘Ladies Dancing’!

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

Seven Swans A-Swimming

Wednesday 31st December 2014


Seven Swans A-swimming point to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: prophecy, ministry, teaching, exhortation, giving, leading, and compassion (Romans 12:6-8; cf. 1 Corinthians 12:8-11)

Remember your Christmas gifts. What did you appreciate most? Which will be the most useful? Seven Swans A-Swimming represents the gifts that can shape and mould us.

When we recognise God within us and the gifts that are potentially ours to inherit, well the New Year is monumental, the skies the limit.

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

In the Spirit!

A ‘Burn’s Supper’ and whisky tasting – a gathering ‘in the Spirit’ you may say; or even partaking in sympathy with our friends north of the border. An excuse to be together makes for laughter and all sorts of conversation. Long live the social aspects of our Christian lives. Fun without trying too hard. Thanks to the spirit.

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