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Doing the right thing – Matthew 11:16-19, 25-end Romans 7:15-25

Doing the right thing doesn’t involve un-necessary guilt. I have a constant and irritating problem, and it involves a computer. Well, to be precise my laptop and our printer. Quite regularly the former will not talk to the latter, in … Continue reading

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Cutting out the canker – Romans 15:4-13 and Matthew 3:1-12 #Advent2

  I’m still on placement in the North Hampshire Downs, and was blessed today by a stunning run between the villages, scattering Redwings and other thrushes to the four winds, and narrowly avoiding a flock of Partridge who had less … Continue reading

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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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One Holocaust, or many? #DontStandBy #HMD2016 #KS2

Today I have lead an ‘Act of Worship’ in the Church of England VA Junior School of the parish I serve.  It has to be based on the Christian faith, but today’s brief is to link Holocaust Memorial Day  with the … Continue reading

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The Rev’d. Mrs.

Well, I’ve been a Reverend for nearly three weeks. How does it feel? A pretty good fit, like a comfortable new glove. It’s a title that I have actually been increasingly looking forward to as ordination training progressed. There was … 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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How can God’s “Big Love” get through the admin of weddings?

The regulations surrounding marriage have been in our news and blogosphere recently courtesy of the Churchmouse. The existing rules, as exercised in my patch of the Diocese of Winchester have also filled a significant chunk on my ‘ministry’ during our vacancy. … Continue reading

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Turning corners

Talking about things helps, especially when there’s such an encouraging bunch of you reading this drivel I churn out. I’m not totally sure if it was meant for me, but this felt like it, for starters. As you’ve said Andy, … Continue reading

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