Tag Archives: peace

Don’t Worry. Rejoice.

When I was last in a prison I was sorry to leave, but was also very glad that I didn’t have to stay. I’d been there as part of my work experience placement from college when I was training to be a vicar. I’d spent two weeks with the chaplains, getting a bit of a […]

Remembrance 2012

Who here has a poppy? Who can tell me why we wear poppies at this time of year? To help us to remember. Sometimes it is really helpful for us to have a physical thing to help us to remember. These things work best when they are part of the story, of the events that happened, […]

Chosen – So what?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but this truly is a summer of sport. Already completed are the European Football Championships, two triumphant cricket series, and Wimbledon. Going on at the moment are the Tour de France and, today, the London Open Tiddliwinks Tournament. And, still to come, of course, the Olympic games. For many […]

Love and Obey

I’ve just finished reading a novel which took the form of a parable of a man’s journey to faith. This guy is a technology whizz kid, and at one stage he decides that the best way for him to help people follow Jesus is to go through the Bible and draw together all Jesus’ teaching […]

Memories

I’ve spent a fair amount of time this week talking to people about what things used to be like. I’ve been with families preparing for the funerals of their loved ones, who remember what family life used to be like when they were growing up. I’ve had conversations with people living in Cavour Street in […]

Exiled

Happy New Year. You might think that this is a bit of an odd thing to say, but we’re in church, and the church can be a bit odd. One of the ways that it is odd, is that the church year begins about four weeks before Christmas, on the first Sunday of Advent, which […]