Monthly Archives: August 2014

six months in

  My archdeacon said recently that ‘I was born to be the vicar of Holy Island’. I will take it as a compliment: all good remarks need to be embraced when someone is in ministry. On 22 August, I will … Continue reading

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coming out: an “evangelical apology” 2

The picture was sketched by my then 4 year old. It is a picture obviously of a Church that is on wheels. There is a deep theological truth about that insight. The first Christians were called ‘followers of the Way’, … Continue reading

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Islands and Estates

Here I am. On Ynys Mon. Sheffield born and bred. Life spent on estates in Sheffield, Gateshead, London, Gloucester, Maryport and Birmingham. I cannot believe in some ways that I am so settled. I caught a glimpse of this church … Continue reading

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Atrocities in Iraq

Everyone with an ounce of human decency will recoil at the images that invade our television screens, laptops, notebooks, tablets etc chronicling the atrocities committed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State against religious minorities, including Christians. I write as a Christian, … Continue reading

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Eastriggs: Commonwealth Village

I spent the week of remembering the First World War in Eastriggs, which is a village of 3000 near Annan. It was interesting to be in Scotland during the week of the first debate between Salmond and Darling. Actually, I … Continue reading

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Baptism Thoughts

I am reading Rowan Williams book entitled Being Christian. It is published by SPCK. Archbishop Rowan explores Baptism, Bible, Eucharist and Prayer. I am only 6 pages into the section on baptism. However, these words strike me as deeply significant … Continue reading

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Remembering 1914

A Sermon given at St Cybi’s Holyhead on 2 August 2014 Dan ni yma heddiw i cofio: I confess until this year to knowing very little about the First World War, the Great War, the War to end all wars. … Continue reading

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