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Go Do Likewise

24. 2000 years later, we come with the shepherds, with the wise men, with Mary and Joseph; to worship Jesus and to wonder at the child who would save the world.
The focus of Advent is the coming of Jesus at Christmas and His return. As we have retold the Christmas story through the Huddersfield Parish Church Advent calendar we have encountered what it means that “God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit” is with us. We have heard and responded with small significant moments of worship, moved our focus from ourselves, beyond to focus on God and neighbour. This is the Jesus effect! From the Godly realm to a human state and earthly relationships. As Jesus said after the parable of the Good Samaritan – “Go, do likewise!

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

Ocine Keeper’s Wonder.

Friday 9th January 2015


How the church too often make much of it’s simplicity whilst holding onto buildings and wealth. In the shepherds of Christmas there is recognition of the poor and lowly nature of the followers of Jesus. The shepherds came as themselves, to recognise what they had been told was real. Wide-eyed and probably fearful they went into town expecting what…?

What do we expect of Jesus?

The shepherds must have been she’ll-shocked from the angel visitation. I can’t imagine them humming along with the angelic ‘Gloria’. More likely the ‘mighty dread’ of the carol would have been more realistic. However, they did what was asked and then found a baby in similar circumstances to their own, poor and lowly.

Even as a baby I’m fairly sure Jesus spoke to them. He was found to be like them, small and vulnerable….found to be like them….how real!?

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