Monthly Archives: June 2011

bumbling growth

St Michael and All Angels, Bartley Green has had an interesting day, or at least its vicar has. I have been able to reflect on the fact that the congregation has probably grown between 15 and 20% at its main … Continue reading

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dancing with an old friend

A number of years ago, I spent some time looking at the issue of fertility. I published some bits and pieces, and was working towards a larger project, which sadly did not materialise. The Grove Booklet (I know shameless marketing) … Continue reading

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I am an adoptive parent

I am an adoptive parent. I went through the process of assessment and searching. I enjoyed it. I marvel at the work that social workers do. I would not have their job for a million years. My, our, 9 year … Continue reading

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I am the Vicar, I am

I am the vicar, I am. I am the pastor, the carer, the listener the one with the time to drop everything and I also understand global politics and immigration and I am the one who knows about Afghanistan and … Continue reading

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I am not the best person to ask about music. Indeed until earlier today, I had no idea what an intermezzo is. I like a number of different types of music: U2, Queen, the Good, the bad and the Queen, … Continue reading

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