The Season of Epiphany
From the large jug, drink the wine of Unity,
So that from your heart you can wash away the futility of life's grief.
But like this large jug, still keep the heart expansive.
Why would you want to keep the heart captive, like an unopened bottle of wine?
With your mouth full of wine, you are selfless
And will never boast of your own abilities again.
Be like the humble stone at your feet rather than striving to be like a Sublime cloud:
the more you mix colours of deceit, the more colourless your ragged coat will get.
Connect the heart to the wine, so that it has body,
Then cut off the neck of hypocrisy and piety of this new man.
Be like Hafiz: get up and make an effort. Don't lie around like a bum.
He who throws himself at the Beloved's feet is like a workhorse
and will be rewarded with boundless pastures and eternal rest.
(Note for those like me who know little of this ancient Arabic poetry:
wine is regularly used as the symbol of love of the divine)
God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at mine end and at my departing.
Hello, we are delighted to welcome you to our website. Please feel free to come in and have a browse around. If you are looking for something specific we hope you are able to find it easily.
We currently have the following pages and content.
About us: gives you a brief introduction of who we are and what our faith means to us, and it might not be as you'd think, so come and have a look.
Services: is simply details of regular services, who is leading them and any changes to the published plan. You will also find information on connected pages about baptisms, weddings and funerals.
Groups: is where you'll find details of some of the regular groups who meet.
Events: as it suggests, tells you about one off events we are hosting or involved in.
Visit or Contact us: we hope is self explanatory.
Room Hire: tells you what space we have to offer our community, along with photographs of the available rooms.
Our Arts and Crafts Building: is a gallery of some photos or our beautiful building built in the "Arts and Crafts design". The arts are also a big part of our life so there are also connected "Arts" pages here.
Church & Community Events
Please note that none of these activities can take place until the church is fully open and safe for all to enter
Soup & a roll £1.50
Cake & hot drink £1
12:00 - 13:00
At Ben Rhydding Methodist Church
Once a month
From September to May
followed by refreshments
For location and calendar go to Groups in More...
Every Second Sunday
for more information
go to Fair Trade tab above
After the Morning Service
In the \Link Hall