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Watch and wonder!

4th February 2014


The account of the Wedding at Cana concludes with the acknowledgement that what Jesus did in there was the first of the signs through which his disciples believed in him.

Jesus wasn’t quite ready to reveal himself at this wedding but did so. We may not see such miraculous events in our time, but then we are in a sceptical age.

Watch and wonder!

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



2nd February 2014


Water has something about life. All the symbolism of washing, cleansing and rising from the depths.

Wine has the richness beyond water. If you like something of the extra mile.

What did the first disciples glimpse on this couple’s celebration.

What glimpse of God’s wine moments in your life will you recognise today ?

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

120 Gallon of Grace

1st February 2015


Wine and oil are symbols in scripture for bountiful joy and blessing. For the wedding at Cana all the portents for a marriage were poor.

120 gallons of wine represent ultimate bounty, ultimate joy and ultimate blessing.

If you were to be able to hold God’s grace in you hands – you have large hands.

I am talking this day and tomorrow and every day. Wine aplenty!

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


31st January 2015


John the Evangelist has a great eye for detail in his accounts of Jesus.

At the wedding in Cana there were six stone water jars, used for ceremonial washing, each held from twenty to thirty gallons. The servants filled the jars to the brim with water and then took it to the master of the banquet. Those in the know and those none the wiser are obvious.

We have the story of water into wine.

Reaction to and statement of Jesus first miracle follow the detail.

God’s grace is often oblivious, but the credit often is focussed elsewhere and and on someone else. But when water becomes wine rejoice and know something of a God moment.

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


29th January 2015


A wedding, a celebration, guests including Jesus, his disciples and his mother. Ordinary, ordinary ordinary! Again Jesus in a normal situation and yet showing something new

The Son of God and sharer in humanity.

Yes, Jesus shared wine, dance and celebrated at a wedding

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

Epiphany 4 Text

The Gospel for the 4th Sunday in Epiphany and the ‘showing’ or ‘revealing’ is Jesus at a Wedding at Cana. Below is the text for the next batch of reflections.

John 2:1-11

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.