This morning I went up to Church for Morning Prayer, when I arrived the man from Wessex Water was there – come to investigate a possible leak. As I made him a coffee conversation did its thing and shortly I found myself on that familiar territory I encounter so often when talking to folk from… Continue reading Water Man brings ideology
One of the great challenges of life, and Parish life is no different, is what I call ‘getting the balance right’. Whether it is balancing family and friends, work and socialising, or – as has been the case these past few weeks for me – Pastoral and Functional work. Let me Explain: Most ministers and… Continue reading Hitting the Scales
I just want to say, right here right now: “Thank You God”. This evening after Alpha as Kat and I were getting ready to go to bed, an envelope dropped through the door. In it was enough money to buy a better-than-replacement for our defunct Car. I will write more about this soon. But Thank… Continue reading Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou….
Amazing Grace – I found this looking for something on YouTube – Fantastic…
“What Time is it?” Eccles. (3:1-9) Goon Fans will see what I did there with that title, those who haven’t a clue should play this: I wonder what it is we most like about this time of year? For me Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, to misquote Louis Armstrong – I love the… Continue reading "What Time is it?" Eccles.
I cleaned my shoes this morning. That in its self is, of course, not very interesting but as I polished them it occurred to me the event to which I was going had caused me to clean my shoes for the first time since my ordination as Priest back in June. The occasion this time?… Continue reading You got Sole: A Theology of Shoes
It is a wonder that pigeons ever amount to anything. After all the rat-on-wings is literally pigeon-holed into a certain way of behaving and they have trouble shaking that image. Just ask Ken Livingstone who famously, while Mayor of London wanted to ban the iconic pigeons of Trafalgar Square. It is sometimes a shock to… Continue reading Pigeon Holed Pigeons