The Light Box

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This image is over ten years old, but it is an image that regularly challenges my view of the Church. The central tower of Laon Cathedral in France soars above the visitor, the… Continue reading

ArtTalk

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Not all of us respond most easily to the printed word. Many people when asked to talk about what they believe will struggle. ArtTalk is an initiative designed to overcome both these inhibitions… Continue reading

Quality bread

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It’s worth travelling miles to buy from the Pump Street Bakery in Orford (they do also serve some neighbouring villages in an authentic vintage corrugated Citroen van). On a breezy Sunday morning the… Continue reading

Global Indifference

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This title comes from Pope Francis’ homily on the Island of Lampeduza on 8th July where he challenged all for the indifference we have to the suffering around us. Lampeduza is the landing… Continue reading

I am Me

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To enter the lounge in a care home will likely face you with a sort of identity parade of folk sat around in their armchairs, some sleeping, others reading or watching the tv.… Continue reading

Why Pappy?

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Daisy is just two years old, but the questions have already begun – ‘What’s this?’ ‘Why Pappy? It is often then a challenge to reflect on why it is, indeed, that we do… Continue reading

Relationships and Eternal Life

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For a couple of days over the half-term holiday, Judy and I have visited Margaret (90) who lives on the isle of Anglesey in Wales. Margaret is a life-long friend of Judy’s Mum.… Continue reading

Threat or Hope?

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(written for Christ Church magazine) Advent is a season of hope and expectancy, yet our Sunday readings will include much about impending disaster, the imminence of the end of time and judgement. Is… Continue reading

Where there is love – there is God

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I came across this blog entry in Art House America and was rather struck by the lesson learned, which is expressed by the writer’s husband: “That love will not disappear,” he said, “because it… Continue reading

Individuality, Beauty and Grace

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I came across the following reflection on the American ‘Christians In the Visual Arts’ website (www.civa.org). You will understand why it is that I, as an ex-potter, am drawn to the image of… Continue reading