The Fourth Sunday after Trinity - Reflection by Canon Leslie


Read Canon Leslie's blog post and join us for worship online on Sunday, 27 June, 2021.

Today’s Gospel reading continues our journey through Mark’s Gospel and brings us to chapter 5, a chapter concerned with healings. Healing is a central theme in Mark’s account of the ministry of Jesus.  Accounts of healing begin in chapters one and two with a man with an unclean spirit, Peter’s mother-in-law, a leper, and a paralysed man.  Now two healings are presented within one narrative.  The woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages was healed by touching Jesus’ cloak.  Then the most fundamental of healings takes place as Jesus takes Jairus’ daughter by her hand and she is restored to life.

For those of you who wanted to do some thinking and preparation for today’s service during the preceding week, I invited reflection on the image of ambulance. Today’s picture is taken from Teddy Horsley’s book, The Broken Leg, when he had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.

Lord Jesus Christ,

you brought health to the sick

and hope to the suffering.

Bless those who bring healing

in our world,

that they may work to praise your name;

now and always.


Next Sunday our journey through Mark’s Gospel takes us into chapter 6 when Jesus sends his disciples out on their first missionary journey. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff. The image to help us prepare for next Sunday’s theme is travelling light. You can find out more about that theme here We would really appreciate you letting us know how you are using these materials. Please send us your ideas and photos of the things you may create; email them to

To find more adventures with Teddy Horsley, you are invited to follow this link to his section of the St. Mary’s Centre website:, as well as this link to his own website  

You are warmly invited to join us in worship online. We are livestreaming our 10:30am service on both our Facebook and YouTube pages. To stream the service on Facebook, follow this link to our Facebook page: To stream the service on YouTube, follow this link to our YouTube page:

Teddy Horsley sends Sunday greetings to all.

Canon Leslie