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Pavane for the Resurrected Lord – on my ordination as Priest

I was Priested at Winchester Cathedral on 4th July, and celebrated the Eucharist for the first time on Sunday 12th July. Momentous events in my life (so much has been working up to this point), and it transpires in 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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Ordination Retreat and it’s wildlife

For Winchester Diocese, like Portsmouth, ordination retreats are held at the beautiful Park Place and Wickham in the Meon Valley.  Last week was my Diaconal retreat, shared with those being ordained to the priesthood in our diocese. There were periods … Continue reading

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More stoles and stories: red Ordination stole – and purple too!

Some while back I took delivery of what I thought would be my ordination (white – Christmas/Easter/Weddings) stole and the green (‘ordinary time’) stole, and now my stole maker has completed the red (Pentecost and Saints Days) and Purple (Advent … Continue reading

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Misconceptions #givingitup Genesis 22:1-18 16th March #Lent2014

Apparently it is exactly 15 weeks until my ordination as Deacon, according to one of my cohort who dropped that little nugget into a Facebook post today.  How does that make me feel?  Frightened. Interestingly the fear is not for … Continue reading

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Fame and fortune #givingitup Matthew 4v5-7 11th March #Lent2014

Today has been somewhat gentler. I few chores, a gentle drive back to college and a very long chat with a good friend. Not much work done, but a definite sense that I’ve been frantically on the go without a … Continue reading

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Stones into bread #givingitup 10th March #Lent2014 Matthew 4v1-4

If anyone tells you that the Church of England, or the Diocese of Winchester in particular, don’t do change… DON’T believe them! Today was Deacon’s Day in the Diocese of Winchester, and despite what I’d been led to expect it … Continue reading

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My stoles and stories: Ordination and Ordinary

On Tuesday I collected a cardboard box that had been delivered to reception and took it to my room at college. There I tentatively unwrapped what will be my ordination (ivory/white) stole, and the green stole I might where when … Continue reading

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Announcement: Title Post (Curacy)

I am delighted that all being well, I will be serving my title (doing my curacy) at St. Mary’s Church in Old Basing and Lychpit with Fr. Alec Battey as my training incumbent. The family and I have spent a few … Continue reading

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Resurrect and recycle – can a wedding dress be reborn?

Yesterday we finally attacked a task of such monstrous domestic terror that it has been put off for at least three years. We sorted through our roof space. (Well most of it!) Among the old lecture notes, text books, guitar magazines, rolled … Continue reading

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