The Crossway

Friday 15 March 2019

I have just finished reading The Crossway by Guy Stagg. It is a deeply personal account of a 5550-kilometre pilgrimage from Canterbury to Jerusalem via Rome, which took Stagg 10 months to complete.

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When the statistics are right

Friday 8 March 2019

Our main headline from the Connection is that we are very busy indeed. I expect you’ve noticed the number of people in a desperate situation around the Church, around central London and beyond.

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We live in a world of stories

Friday 1 March 2019

History is tricky. I don’t mean the memorizing dates and remembering ‘important’ people kind of history that many of us learned in school.

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Staying connected

Friday 22 February 2019

In the whole of February I will only have spent two nights in the UK. I am neither proud, nor entirely happy about that, but it is what it is.

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A sense of place

Friday 15 February 2019

The Gospel reading (Luke 6: 17-26) for this Sunday’s Eucharist is sometimes referred to as the Sermon on the Plain. It may be compared with the longer Sermon on the Mount described in Matthew’s Gospel.

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Depart in peace

Friday 8 February 2019

The New Year brought me a funeral per week, perhaps not unusual for a priest, perhaps not unusual for the time of year. Too much loss can feel overwhelming and leave you feeling winded.

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Nunc Dimittis

Friday 1 February 2019

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. These are words of Simeon from today’s Gospel as we celebrate Candlemas.

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A Usual Morning

Friday 25 January 2019

Most mornings I have a conversation with David. David sleeps outside Winchester station.

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Bhineka Tunggal Ika – Unity in Diversity

Friday 18 January 2019

The week of prayer for Christian Unity, from 18 to 25 January, is this year entitled ‘Justice and justice only you shall pursue’, based on Deuteronomy 16: 11-20.

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