Monthly Archives: November 2012

Redefinitions of kingship: a sermon for the feast

We all have our default images of what things should be like. When I was training for ordination, I spent much time at St Mary and St Ambrose Church, Edgbaston. The Revd Hilary Savage was the priest-in-charge. As part of … Continue reading

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Consciences and principles must be informed

Archbishop Rowan Williams is, and probably always will be, more patient and tolerant than I ever will be. Tolerance, patience and grace are attributes that he has brought to the See of Canterbury in abundance. Whilst, I have not always … Continue reading

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Synodical Sighs

I am hesitant about actually saying anything in the aftermath of the Synod’s defeat of the Measure on Tuesday afternoon. Many who are more eloquent than I have spoken about their anger, bewilderment and disappointment. And, in some measure I … Continue reading

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Stories change the world – sort of

Stories do many things: they create worlds, challenge assumptions and provide hope. I wonder what your favourite story is. Is it one of adventure (for e.g., Casino Royale), it is a Romance (e.g. Romeo and Juliet) or a historical novel … Continue reading

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Three Years: Mission (Part One)

A Church exists by mission as a fire exists by oxygen, said someone else, whose name has long since disappeared from my memory banks. The Lee Abbey Team are almost here, and details are attached. Lee Abbey2 Please hold the … Continue reading

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Three Years: Remembering

My Dad was too young to fight in WWII. He did his National Service in 1946-49 serving in Palestine. For him Remembrance Sunday always was a poignant time. For me, it is also special. It is probably thus because I … Continue reading

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Three Years: pastoral ministry

I said I would try and review certain aspects of ministry in BG since it is now 3 years since I arrived. From 1986-1988, I was a voluntary evangelist with the London City Mission, working firstly in Bermondsey and then … Continue reading

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