21st Feb 2021
Look Up To The Sky And See

I have been sitting on my own in church for six weeks now. I have every seat in the house to choose from. I have settled for the very front row of the pews on the left hand side as you look down the church – and I don’t think anything will budge me from…

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17th Feb 2021
Lent With The Odds Stacked Against Us

In a long ago church youth group there was a young lad named Ian. Ian struggled to compete with the other members of the group and in any contest or challenge, he would always come in last. But he would do everything with a big beaming smile. Always ready to taking part with great enthusiasm….

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31st Jan 2021
A Saviour Caught Up in Our Arms

When I first set out as a Vicar there were a number of things that worried me. Including this! When it came to my first Baptism, would I be able to hold on to the baby? The crisis moment would surely be when the Mother of the child came to pass her little one from…

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24th Dec 2020
Looking In All The Wrong Places

You’ll never believe it, but I have been looking in all the wrong places. I’ve tended to follow the wise men most Christmases – you know go up to Herod’s palace – thinking that’s where you’d find any king worth his salt. I never found him there of course. But I love the way Herod…

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29th Nov 2020
Yes to Everyone

Have you heard the news that there’s going to be a new mini series of The Vicar of Dibley coming our way. Now I do enjoy that, especially that little group of characters that seem to make up the entire congregation as well as the Church Council. My all time favourite is Jim Trott. The…

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22nd Nov 2020
Christ the King

I’m sure we are all agreed on this – he should have the common decency to concede defeat. Even in the most marginal states, recounts are not going to alter a single thing. These legal challenges – well both sides are saying it – there’s no chance of it succeeding. So why not just come…

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1st Nov 2020
Colouring In Jesus

Back in the days of another parish, we had a little hall just down the road from the church and every so often we’d hold a day of prayer in there. Anyone could come! There would be quiet music playing. Nice chairs to sit in with good books to read. There would be candles to…

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4th Oct 2020
Because You Never Know

Is it only me or when you were little did you ever play shops? My Grandma lived right next door to us way back when, and my dad knocked a hole in the garden wall, so that I could run through whenever I wanted. The one exciting thing in Grandma’s house was the cupboard under…

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