The Crown

Home » Minister's Musings » The Crown
filming, film, cinema, director

From the Manse.....

Although a bit late to the party, we have in our house these past few weeks been binge-watching "The Crown".

Based on an award-winning play "The Audience" by Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.

It is brilliantly acted, well written and captivating to watch. Claire Foye and Matt Smith are outstanding in their respective roles as the Queen and Prince Phillip.

It is fascinating to be reminded of so much of our nation's political, economic and social history and of those key events, people and moments of our more recent past.

Played out on a large canvas, with a national and indeed global perspective, 'The Crown' nonetheless, is quite simply as current events remind us, the story of a family, albeit a royal one.

At the very heart and centre of this acclaimed drama is the importance of relationships.

Families, in all their multifarious possibilities and make up, feature throughout the Bible and at the very heart and centre of our faith, we find the importance of relationships.

When it boils down to it our faith is not about rules and regulations at all — but quite simply about our relationship with God and of being part of his amazing, all encompassing, accepting and diverse family.

With love and God Bless

Keith

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

2021,new year
WMC: Mon 11 Jan 3:00pm

From the Manse......It was Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) who brought to her husband's attention a little know poem by Minnie Louise Haskins, entitled "God knows". Written in 1908 and privately published in 1912, it was part of a collection entitled "The Desert". As a result, King George VI quoted it in his 1939 Christmas broadcast that first December of the...

HMD-2021-header
WMC: Sun 03 Jan 11:48am

For a number of years our Chapel has been open to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Because of the virus rates our chapel won't be open, but the UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021 will be streamed online. This will be the first fully digital commemorative ceremony.The ceremony will feature personal testimonies from survivors of genocide, films, readings and music. We will really...

coronavirus, covid 19, virus, illness
K.U.: Thu 31 Dec 10:30am

With the restrictions of Tier 4 now in place, along with the rapid increase in Covid infections, particularly those linked to the new variant, we have taken the decision to suspend worship at church for the time being.Recognising our duty of care, the need to do all that we can to help keep the wider community of Wantage safe and play our part in trying to minimise the spread of the virus, we...

Upcoming events

Church news

HMD-2021-header
Holocaust Memorial Day
WMC: Sun 03 Jan 11:48am
coronavirus, covid 19, virus, illness
Worship suspended
K.U.: Thu 31 Dec 10:30am
IMG-0358
Blue Christmas
WMC: Wed 16 Dec 4:00pm
WGCP Christmas Poster 2020  final
The Christmas Story
WMC: Sun 13 Dec 10:00am

Minister's musings

2021,new year
The gate of the year
WMC: Mon 11 Jan 3:00pm
Christmas decorations outside
Christmas saved?!
WMC: Sun 29 Nov 7:00am
poppies, poppy, remembrance sunday, remembrance day
Remembering
WMC: Wed 21 Oct 2:00pm
harvest, farming, crops
Harvest
WMC: Tue 22 Sep 7:30am