Author Archives: Sarah Mullally

About Sarah Mullally

If you wanted a blog run by an experienced blogger look elsewhere - I am a beginner. I am a mum, Cathedral Canon, Dame and poor potter - welcome.

Stars in Their Eyes

Today saw the Christmas lights here in Salisbury go on. Amongst the lights of Christmas we always find stars. Stars are central symbols of not just Christmas but the first Christmas story.  It was a star which lead those on the outside … Continue reading

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Standing on the Shoulders of Hilda of Whitby and other Christian women

Today the Church of England celebrated the life of Hilda Abbess of Whitby who died this day in 680.  She was born into the royal house of Northumbria. Baptized at 13 and she became and an influential lay leader in … Continue reading

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Contemplation in the Shadow of a Spire – Healthcare Chaplains – luxury or necessity?

There has been over the last few months been interest in the level of NHS funding which goes on the Chaplaincy service. On one hand people have observed a reduction in NHS Chaplaincy with a BBC survey showing 39% fewer … Continue reading

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Contemplation in the Shadow of a Spire – Compassion

Well done to Jane Cummings!  Jane is the new Chief Nursing Officer for England and today she launched a a new campaign aimed at reassuring the public and outlining actions to ensure the values nurses stand for are not betrayed. It … Continue reading

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Contemplation in the Shadow if a Spire – What are we will to pay?

The week has seen the publication of another report into the care home sector.  The Care Quality Commission has under taken a study which has revealed what we already knew. The care system is over whelmed by people who are getting older and frailer.  But they … Continue reading

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Contemplation in the shadow of a Spire!

Over the last six weeks I have been making the transition from Team Rector in the London Borough of Sutton in Surrey to Canon Treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral.  Many people have greeted me over the six weeks with the sentence … Continue reading

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Do private schools grip the establishment?

This week we have seen Nick Clegg follow the education secretary, Michael Grove, not only bemoaning the dominance of former private school children in British media, politics, judiciary, business, medical schools and the arts but also begin to speak about … Continue reading

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