Monthly Archives: June 2016

A question of belonging

I am voting Remain. I don’t claim to be anymore patriotic than someone who is voting differently to me. In truth, this Referendum, which I regard as needless, has highlighted tensions in our nation that will take some time to … Continue reading

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Words are not isolated

When I was writing about childlessness many years ago now, I said the words to describe those who were involuntarily childless were always entirely negative: childless, infertile, impotent. Such words defined someone by what they are not. Words have in … Continue reading

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Faith Pictures…. Give it a whirl

When I was a child, even growing up within a bog standard Parish Church in Sheffield (if there is such a thing), I was used to people from time to time confidently (in an Anglican sort of way :-)) asserting … Continue reading

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Godparents: in praise of them

I sort of had godparents. That is to say I was baptised by a nurse. Anyone can baptise. You do not need to be ordained. I was then welcomed according to my baby book, which was amongst my mum’s things, … Continue reading

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The Vanguard

I am a priest-theologian. Whilst it is my own particular view that all priests should be theologians; that is to say those who make sense of the words, works and ways of the divine to the world; I am aware that … Continue reading

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Messy Church: where am I up to?

I come clean. I am Messy. I like Messy Church. I can create disorder and chaos in the tidy and neat without too much problem. I have been involved in Messy Church for about 10 years, in rural Cumbria, urban … Continue reading

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24 hours in Nant Gwrtheyrn

The Bishop of Bangor regularly gathers Ministry Area (MA) Leaders from across the Diocese of Bangor to confer, consult, laugh and learn together. I have just returned (9 June) from one such 24 hour event. They usually take place in Nant … Continue reading

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