Dear Friends

A few months ago I lost my Bible.  I am not the most organised of people, as those of you who know me can attest, and my Bible is something that journeys with me most places that I go.

So somewhere I had put it down and forgotten to pick it up.  I searched e...

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Spring is coming!  Isn’t it lovely to see the sunshine?  I realise that there is a risk in writing this, as by the time it goes to print there may be a monsoon or even a snow storm.  You never know with the British weather.

But as I write the sun i...

Dear Friends

As I write this piece, the Brexit deal vote has gone to Parliament and Theresa May’s deal was rejected overwhelmingly.  The country slid further into uncertainty about its future.  

At the moment the news is full of difficult issues around the ever-pres...

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As we enter the season of Remembrance there is an extra level of poignance this year as we realise that it is 100 years since the end of World War 1.

A hundred years is long time and yet World War 1 still seems like recent history – near enough that we are c...

Dear Friends

How can it be a year?

On 1 July 2018 I will have been ordained deacon a year, and the day before I will, if all goes as planned, be ordained priest.

For those of you not familiar with the Church of England vocations process, it is quite a complicated affair....

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Easter is coming.  I don’t know how that makes you feel.  For me there is always a mixture of emotions.

Easter Day is one of the most incredible days of my year.  It is a day of joy and excitement, of overwhelming gratitude and celebration.  However, to...

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One of the first ways we can tell that Christmas is coming is that everywhere you look there are Christmas adverts.  With Christmas adverts comes controversy – whether it’s the sausage roll nativity or the strange monster under the bed, the Christmas advert...

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Well the last few months have been quite a whirlwind!

When people have asked me what it’s like be ordained I have described it a bit like when you get married – you put all your energy in to the wedding and then you wake up the next day and realise that you...

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