Monthly Archives: January 2012

My letter to members of General Synod @GenSyn #Synod

Dear Member of General Synod I don’t normally write to those I don’t know about matters of concern, but as a General Synod representative I hope you don’t mind me contacting you regarding the forthcoming debates on Women Bishop’s, particularly … Continue reading

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Like old jars used for a fresh purpose – John 2:1-11 (Wedding at Cana)

It seems that I’m getting to preach alcohol related sermons. My last sermon involved a bottle of champagne; today’s started with me making sloe gin and went on to feature terracotta pots! It was also the first that I can remember when … Continue reading

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RUSH to build film set ignores planning conditions

Well the news that I outlined in my morning addenda to yesterday’s post are confirmed by the photograph’s I took an hour ago. Work is progressing fast on construction of the film set for the feature film RUSH. It would … Continue reading

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Hart District Council rush through the RUSH job at Blackbushe!

Well, it seems I thought wrong. Apparently you don’t need an accurate proposal to get a planning application granted. On Thursday 12th January Hart District Council enabled its planning officer to approve ‘on the nod’ (without the matter going to … Continue reading

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A ruby beauty – sloe gin

Today was the day. An appropriate day – if you know me well, you’ll know why It was the day that the two kilo sweet jar was dragged from the back of the shed cupboard, and the husband sacrificed an … Continue reading

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Reflections after two years of Reader ministry

I’ve been aware recently of various conversations about Reader Ministry on a thread of conversation at Lay Anglicana. A while back Doug Chaplin also blogged on why we bother with Reader’s in the C of E,  and to some extent it’s relationship … Continue reading

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Don’t RUSH – proper planning proposal might have prevented a poor performance!

Well, people’s hopes and fears have been raised. Yet it seems that it’s actually going to be poor planning, or more accurately a poorly prepared planning proposal, that may actually be the ultimate cause of the failure of the application to … Continue reading

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RUSH filming on Blackbushe – PUBLIC MEETING Fri 6th Jan 10am

The debate about the planning proposal for the filming of scenes for the feature film RUSH is becoming more public now that the Christmas holidays are over. At the suggestion of County Councillor, David Simpson, a ‘stakeholder’ meeting with the … Continue reading

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An unusual Mothers’ Union banner – All Saints Minstead

Mothers’ Union banners are often seen in churches around the country. The older ones tend to show lilies, and/or a representation of Mary with Jesus. The more modern one’s often reflect images of modern family life, perhaps combined with the … Continue reading

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