Category Archives: Christian faith

A Day of Ashes

It was a day of ashes, ashes in Prison and the Cathedral. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time of self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditation on God’s Word. During the … Continue reading

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Women Only?

This week saw the news that the Israeli government had approved the creation of a permanent and official area for mixed gender praying at the site the Western Wall. Part of me thinks well done to those who have campaigned … 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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Marking that ‘I woz here’

Today I am marking my 10 years of ordained ministry in the Church of England. It wasn’t something that I was planning to mark but was ‘persuaded’ to by some of those at one of the churches where I am … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God in Zimbabwe

I have just returned from a week in Zimbabwe.  I have never been before and in preparation to going I heard many things about the country. In leaving I have taken with me memories of generous hospitality, of joy which passes material value … Continue reading

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Offside remarks

You may have heard or read yesterday about Sky’s Sports presenters – Richard keys and Andy Gray who make off camera sexist comments about Sian Massey an assistant referee.  The comments were made before Saturday’s match between Wolves and Liverpool. … Continue reading

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Crow baring Jesus in !

I am a great fan of Radio 4’s News Quiz.  There is something therapeutic about humour which puts life into perspective (although I realise that I have only once, some years ago, been the subject of their joke and I … Continue reading

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