This Sunday we are at St Leonard's in Miiddleton. For one Sunday only there is no service at Mills Hill.
Why? Because church unity matters. We could have organised a united evening service as we've done in the past but that wouldn't be much of a sacrifice. We're going to do something that proclaims that we are one.
It's not a Sunday off. It could be the most important Sunday of the year. Jesus prayed for his church to be one so that the world will know that he sent us. Jesus prayed that we would be one, with each other and in him, so that the world might believe. And that's what we are going to act out, in a small way, this Sunday.
It won't be perfect but it will be, I hope, a step in the right direction. Every fracture in the church delays the day when the world believes. So this Sunday let's love the broken body of Christ. Let's forgive one another. Let's love one another so that people will recognise us as the disciples of Jesus.
In his love