sinners at table

March 9, 2019

Immediately on being elected pope in the Sistine Chapel in March 2013 Pope Francis said to the cardinals who elected him: “I am a great sinner confident in the patience and mercy of God. In suffering, I accept…

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fasting for freedom

March 8, 2019

Fasting is fashionable today, for fighting disease, enhancing heart health, boosting brain function, aiding weight loss, delaying ageing and helping concentration…

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united in worship

March 7, 2019

And it is Christ who brings us together tonight, Anglican and Catholic with friends, to focus again on what is essential. We are united by the challenges we face here in this place. We are at a spring-time of…

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forty days of growth

March 6, 2019

It’s Ash Wednesday and today’s reflection takes the form of a five minute podcast. You might listen sitting at home with your morning coffee, or perhaps on the drive to work…

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pancake Tuesday

March 5, 2019

And this is the kind of ‘spring-cleaning’ that is the purpose and heart of Lent: a letting go of all that limits us, restricts us, and therefore prevents us finding the happiness we seek…

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there is a way

March 4, 2019

It’s Monday morning and for many a new work and study week begins. These first hours of the week can be difficult. Perhaps the weekend didn’t give the rest we needed and the tasks of the week ahead…

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a man, a boy & a donkey

March 3, 2019

The man and boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, until at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey’s feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey…

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lest we forget

February 26, 2019

Why are you a part of the Church? I’m part of the church not because of the priests and the people of the church…

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Oscars inspiration

February 25, 2019

There are some some notable exceptions including Matthew McConaughey’s 2015 acceptance speech when awarded the Best Actor Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club…

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the new and the old

February 23, 2019

Buildings are important. The best of them are not only at the service of the people but by their beauty they lift our minds and hearts above what is simply routine and mundane…

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plainly speaking

February 21, 2019

I enjoy and appreciate robust and fearless debate among people who are seeking to get to grips with what it is to be human. Inevitably they (albeit unintentionally and often unwittingly) end up on common ground about the purpose of…

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surely not ?

February 17, 2019

As a priest, a leader in the church, I know that what Brian Holdsworth says about church leaders in this brief video clip is true because it’s true about me…

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our hope

February 16, 2019

God constantly breaks into our personal histories, challenging our “conventions”, those fixed ways of thinking and acting that end up paralyzing us…

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Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2019

The problem of this ‘feeling’ of love, is that if I had to wait for the feeling before I loved, I wouldn’t get around to actually loving very often…

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just follow

February 10, 2019

It is significant that the disciples had already worked hard all night. They would have been tired and hungry and ready for a sleep. But it was precisely when all their human efforts had brought no results that they were…

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