All Saints and All Souls

Friday 2 November 2018

I saw the making of a saint in Rome on 14 October, the Canonisation of Oscar Romero.

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After the Storm

Friday 2 November 2018

I recently visited my parents in Cornwall. On their remote farm usually nothing at all can be heard at night.

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Friday 19 October 2018

I have been privileged to work for the BBC for 33 years. It has been a privilege because the BBC is arguably the most creative organisation in Britain.

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Making Friends with Chaos

Friday 12 October 2018

Wendell Berry is one of the wise old men (except that he’s been saying wise things for decades). He’s a Kentucky farmer, environmental activist, writer and poet. I recommend him to you.

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The Transition to Autumn

Friday 5 October 2018

Autumn always feels like a significant transition for me. I have been programmed by all those years of starting a new school year and the feeling has always stayed with me even though it’s a long time since my formal education ended.

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But it is time

Friday 28 September 2018

A few years ago, Anna Gregorowski and I chatted on the portico with the visiting preacher, an African bishop. Had he enjoyed his stay, we asked, and was he ready to go home?

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The Ever Open Door?

Friday 21 September 2018

“In my country, God’s house is always open!” This was said, accompanied by tears, by a woman wanting to come into church to pray, just as the verger was trying to lock the gates of St Martin’s portico. Not many churches stay open ’24/7′ in this country. I’m glad to say our verger was sympathetic to the woman’s request.

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Friday 14 September 2018

When I first moved to London, it was as a student. London’s Universities and study centres, swarming with experts from all four corners of the earth, women and men endlessly pursuing all the disciplines you can think of – this was all very attractive to me.

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At the Heart on the Edge

Friday 7 September 2018

On the edge of our St Martin’s community stands a statue of a heroine of the First World War. Recently I read a biography of Edith Cavell.

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