Monthly Archives: September 2012

Urban Beauty

Urban Beauty Loveliness and brokenness define what it means to be urban Jagged lives sit cheek by jowl with places made smooth by the haphazard twists of being human Battered mentors persuade others that dreams are at the end of … Continue reading

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Three Years

Three years ago, I stood, actually not too nervously, before the Lord Bishop of Birmingham and was collated as the new Vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Bartley Green. Bartley Green is one of the Anglican parishes on the … Continue reading

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Lee Abbey in Bartley Green

  Mission is at heart of the Transforming Church agenda. Mission is done in a number of ways. We are ‘doing mission’ when we welcome people or lead collective worship in schools. We are also doing mission when we offer … Continue reading

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Stop and do nothing for a while

The following photograph was taken by my son (with a little help) when he was 5 years old It was one of the first times that I had been walking in the fells with him. I am very much an … Continue reading

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I am running no more

Glen Cox was his name. I was 7, and new to Beck Road Nursery, First and Middle School. Cox was also 7. He ran the inter-class football team. Sides had been selected before I joined the school. I got my … Continue reading

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