I hope everyone has got all their Christmas presents, ‘cos if you haven’t I am the bearer of bad news – it’s too late now, even the omnipresent Amazon won’t be able to get that last minute item to you on time now – miracle workers though they usually are. We all know the feeling… Continue reading Midnight Communion 2012
Happy New Year! Seriously I mean it – Happy New Year. Today is the start of the Church Year. I’ve always thought that in the Church we really get the most of our new year celebrations don’t we. We have the fresh start of January the first. Then after Easter we can in a sense… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Well I'm back after an extended break – I'm not allowed to go into too many details because apparently people convicted of crime and duly sentenced by the legal system have rights not afforded to the victims. But enough about that – it is Christmas. Normally I love Christmas – I love the excitement of… Continue reading Christmas and all that.
So the hustle and bustle of Christmas is passed and I find myself in that curious period of in-between time that is the last week of December. As far as work goes things are very quiet, we had a service to prepare on the 28th, but other than that this week is an oasis of… Continue reading Ebb and Flow
It’s birthday time here at the curate-age. At least we are pretending it is. Number 3 child was born on December 25th 2006, this is a tricky one for any family, but for a clergy family it has added complications. So today is the ‘Birthday’. He is having a small party, lots of pressies (which… Continue reading Happy Unbirthday! What’s in a date?
Read This! According to this piece of research commissioned by St Helen’s Bishopsgate “More than a fifth of Christians who answered said they did not believe Jesus was both God and Man” Then they are not Christians. End of story. Either way to some people of faith it will be alarming to read that so… Continue reading Christmas Disbelief
“B’AH Humbug!” What is it about this time of the year that brings the worst out in people? The thing is I know Christmas has become a bit of a nightmare for many folk. It is cold, usually rainy and grey and the pressures of buying for people are phenomenal – particularly if you have… Continue reading Stripy Mints