Category Archives: life

Christ the King – In Him, can we? Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43

This morning as part of my placement in the North Hampshire Downs I was in All Saints, Odiham marking the end of the liturgical year with the Feast of Christ the King. My reflections start with the super-moon and a … Continue reading

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Silk and batik clergy shirts – from bridal designers Nortier Shallow

I don’t profess to be in the slightest bit stylish, being happiest when comfortable, and am no model, so apologies for the grim photos (courtesy of my husband). I work in a variety of environments which tend to the cold … Continue reading

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Coloured Fallow Deer in the New Forest

On the very last afternoon of the school summer holidays (4th September), my husband (a teacher) and I took a last trip out together, and since we had to be in the New Forest, chose one of my childhood haunts, … Continue reading

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Financial battles – 1 Tim 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-end

I was back in Old Basing celebrating Eucharist and preaching this Sunday, before being back on the road again next week. The Epistle and Gospel spoke about money, at times using some quite militaristic language I thought, but also about … Continue reading

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Rhubarb gin and its yummy by-products

9th July: a rare Saturday of family time at home combined with the need to make the most of the limited productivity of our little garden as we were going away (to different places) for a few days the following week. … Continue reading

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Noar Hill, Selborne – birds, butteflies, moths and orchids

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post about wildlife sightings, largely because they have been few and far between – not so much the sightings as the time to make them in the first place! However, having … Continue reading

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Crawshaw built Solo for sale – PRICE REDUCED

Sail Number: 4134 Wooden, Crawshaw built Fast boat Proctor mast 2 sails including Solo B Trolley, but no road trailer New wheels fitted Cover sound but faded REDUCED TO £800 Ashore at Hawley Lake STC Not sailed past season Rear … Continue reading

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Liturgical “bake” off

This morning we celebrated the Ascension of our Lord with Eucharist and balloons… but no bacon. Somehow I had got it into my head (goodness knows how) that there would be bacon butties after the service. There weren’t. Though there … Continue reading

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Levels of Success – Academic Qualifications and Ordination Training

I have never given up on a project, job or academic qualification, until this winter. As Christians we are encouraged to act with integrity. As ordination candidates and ordinands we have to be honest about our strengths and weaknesses. As … Continue reading

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Everyone Counts! The Kingdom of Heaven calls us all to be saints. Matt 5:v1-11 & Rev 7v9-17

I wonder how many of you did a “new thing” last Sunday morning, or were aware of others making a giant leap into the future, one which you also have made at some point in the past? Personally, I think … Continue reading

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