Monthly Archives: November 2012

Will Diocesan Bishops meet their clergy before #HofB meet? #synod

At approximately 5.50pm last Tuesday night (27th Nov 2012), the Right Revd John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford, climbed into the pulpit at All Saints, Cuddesdon to preach to the massed ranks of ordinands and their newly resident community of nuns. … Continue reading

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How do you ‘find’ a spiritual director? A reflection on experience

I was asked recently (via Twitter) if I would be prepared to write about my experiences of seeking and finding a spiritual director. It would be for some work Revd Mark Godson, who is Director of the London Centre for … Continue reading

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Wedding Admin – the wisdom of limited experience

Today I handed over the last of the administrative┬áresponsibilities I have accumulated over my recent years as a Reader at St Peter’s, Yateley: the administration of Banns of Marriage, reading of Banns, and writing of Banns Certificates, along with the … Continue reading

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Rising to the bait of double standards? #feminism #ABC #Remembrance

I’ve spent the evening catching up on various blog posts and in doing so I’ve realised that I been mentally arguing both for, and against, being seen to stand up for what I think, though the subject matter has varied. … Continue reading

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The Sepulchre Experience – The women’s tale

For the open day celebrating ‘Life and Lives Lived’ at All Saints’ Minstead, my father was asked to select a reflection on the sepulchre to leave out for people to read. He didn’t. Instead he was inspired to write this … Continue reading

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Life and Lives Lived – a fresh expression of All Saints and Souls?

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of sharing in ‘A Service Celebrating Life and Lives Lived’ at All Saints, Minstead in the New Forest. The village church was filled with light and colour as people from all over the area … Continue reading

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Love suffers – a reflection for those remembering

This is the season of remembering. When we remember it makes raw old wounds, the pain of previous partings, and the emptyness of suffering. Recently my father read the following reflection at a friends funeral, and again this last weekend … Continue reading

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