Vibrant Charismatic Evangelical worship at St George's Little Chalfont. David Allsopp and colleagues are working well together as a team, and it was good to be in a congregation of all ages and backgrounds. I’ve had a particular soft spot for St George’s ever since the night in 2004 I was on my way to a licensing at Flaunden; only the order of service said Little Chalfont. There was nothing going on at St George’s except a boxing club in the hall. I walked in seeking directions (in flourescent purple) and the very nice man in charge took one look at me and said “What ho, Father. Going to a rave?”
Anyway, this morning I noticed a very engaging way to do intercessions. There was a silence into which people could gently speak the names of people for whom they were praying personally. Just at the end of the prayers came a tremendous clap of thunder — followed by us all singing a hymn about “hearing the mighty thunder.” Endorsement from upstairs, said somebody.
We did pray for Zimbabwe, at both services this morning. meanwhile, Members of the Mothers Union from Ss Peter & Paul Harare, were helping lead morning worship at St Mary’s Aylesbury. Fr Shane Wood, Rector said “Even the most restrained members of my congregation were drawn into the wonderful harmony and soon had them clapping and dancing in the aisles.” However bleak the news, we are praying for Zimbabwe, and these links, prayers and relationships give real hope.