Life is not fatal !

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Risk assessment is a requirement in many avenues of life these days – a consequence of a creeping desire for litigation. If someone wants to claim compensation for injury then there is a… Continue reading

Voicing grief … Stations of the Cross and London bombings

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Leading up to the tenth anniversary of the London bombings on 7/7 in 2005 I returned to my reflections of 2009 (read here) for a sermon  –   challenging the temptation after such events to… Continue reading

What are we called to?

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This jovial fellow decorates the vegetable garden at Baddesley Clinton (a NT property) and easily catches the eye. The bright colours, the flower in the hat, the broad smile and the open welcoming… Continue reading

Can the Church link to what people do on a Sunday?

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A holiday Sunday found me in Warwick to discover a Food Fayre taking place. Crepes to buffalo burgers, Thai to cupcakes, artisan bread to pulled lamb baps and much else all served to… Continue reading

Birth – experience of life and God

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Edward was born on 5th November 2014 and has been melting hearts from the outset. It is impossible not to be moved by such an event, but of course it touches each person… Continue reading

A Fresh start in the Circle of Life

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Preparing a Harvest Festival service coupled with baptisms has led to thoughts around fresh starts. The tendency is to think of harvest as the end of the year for the farming community, but in… Continue reading

Perspectives

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A chance encounter at the Bloomsbury Festival some years ago encourages some reflection on perspectives. The size bit is obvious. I can’t imagine what the toddler thought of this encounter, when I am… Continue reading

This is the ‘Real Me’

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I imagine that most have, at some time, stood on a crowded pavement watching a living statue’ to see if we can spot any movement. Is there life? Is it a real person?… Continue reading

The mist of time

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A Suffolk summer holiday meant a visit to Southwold and a stroll along the pier. This has been greatly refurbished to recreate the attractions of old  –  the seats in windbreakers, the cafes… Continue reading

Get a handle on this ….

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I recall my youthful bemusement when persuaded to view abstract works of art on school trips to the Tate Gallery. “Anyone could do that” is perhaps the most common response, but they don’t!… Continue reading