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Simple Confession


Readings for Palm Sunday

Isaiah 50:4-9, Philippians 2:5-115: 1-11 & Matthew 27:11-54


 Wednesday 5th April

In the Philippian’s reading on Sunday St Paul distils his understanding of Jesus’ path to Jerusalem . From way before his Christmas birth and onward into time. A simple creed to ‘confess’ that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Placing the next few week’s thoughts centred on that one line.

 Prayer Give me wisdom and faith as I read , glory and pray the word of Paul in his letter to the Philippians 2:5-11.


State of Grace

9th February 2014


The words of Simeon are used at ‘Evensong’, and the Nunc Dimittis holds a special place in my heart.

Book of Common Prayer, 1662:

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :
according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Simeon includes me and includes you in this prayer. Have you seen the light?

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

Mum’s The Word

30th January 2015


There you were, up to mischief and your mum was in another room or at the very least she had her back to you.

‘Stop that!’ She says, even though she cannot see you or your mischief.

Mothers are wise!

Jesus’ mother has concern for the failing wedding banquet. Jesus tells her it is none of their business. Mary tell the servant, ‘Just do whatever Jesus tells you.’

I think Mary was wise.

‘Just do whatever Jesus tells you.’ If only we were as wise.

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

Words of Wisdom

A very public person (now in retirement) spoke sense about leadership.

It should be about openess and helping others to catch a vision. Confidence in the kingdom is catchy. We are dealers in hope.

Aimless rejection of faith and people of faith as ‘airheads’ without reasonable intellect show small mindedness, as all of enlightenment draws from time and talent steeped in spirituallity.