Start:Stop at St Stephen Walbrook enables busy people to start their day by stopping to reflect. Ten minute reflections are repeated on the quarter hour, from 7.45am until 9.00am every Tuesday morning, beginning with a reading from scripture, followed by a reflection based on an event from this week in history, with space for silence and prayer. 

On this day in 1381, the Tower of London was breached during The Peasants’ Revolt. In this week’s Start:Stop reflection we explore our understanding of God as liberator of oppressed people in all times and places.

Image: The boy-king Richard II meets the rebels on 14 June 1381, in a miniature from a 1470s copy of Jean Froissart’s Chronicles.