Monthly Archives: March 2014

We Celebrate Life – a conversation with a humanist celebrant.

I met a humanist recently, who takes funerals for those who don’t want a “religious” funeral. She was a very pleasant bubbly person, (who I’m not likely to meet again – she was visiting from down South) and whilst I’d … Continue reading

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NEWS

Not that I have any, it’s just I’ve been considering the news reporting recently. There are two different types of news available these days; for want of a better way of categorising them, there is the news (and comment) that … Continue reading

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THE BOOK OF REV. ELATION. Why I love “Rev.”

If you’ve never watched the programme, do start. Rev is now in it’s third series, and is about a priest, Adam Smallbone, a meek and somewhat apathetic soul, working in a tiny inner-city parish in London. The first episode of … Continue reading

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ORGAN FAILURE

Not personally you understand. Our church pipe organ is in trouble. It was never a terribly distinguished machine, but now it seems the cost of repair is enough to have to consider alternatives. As you can imagine, this is not … Continue reading

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Beware the noise and the haste. Sermon on John 5, the woman at the well.

Have you ever met someone who… you just really didn’t get. Someone who you could only see as a problem? I’ve met people like that. I suspect I’ve been people like that. When I lived in the Friary, in a … Continue reading

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Shiny happy people. Are clergy really that happy?

We happy happy few. According to one of those survey things (see here) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26671221 Clergy are the happiest people in the country. It’s interesting that this comes out at a time when a lot of us in the piscy church … Continue reading

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Our son comes home.

Three years ago, our son came home. A week ago (again to the day) we met him for the first time. He was four and a half. Such are the wierdnesses of adoption, that he knew we were going to … Continue reading

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