Passion Sunday 2018

I wonder if you recognise this quotation: “They know and do not know what it is to act or suffer. They know and do not know that action is suffering, and suffering is action. Neither does the agent suffer nor the patient act. But both are fixed in an eternal action, an eternal patience to which all must consent that … Read More

Magazine January 2018

2018 Parish Feast

Parish Magazine ~ January 2018 Dear Friends, Happy New Year! And Happy Christmas! Christmas is not over yet… Whether you have taken your decorations down or not, we continue to bask in the glow from the Christmas Crib throughout January, until we turn towards Lent after Candlemas. That said, we have had an excellent Christmas weekend at St Mary Magdalene’s, … Read More

Murder in the Cathedral

We might be so easily tempted to suppose that ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ is simply about a ‘murder in a cathedral’. It isn’t – It is about so much more than that. In its intersection of the 12th and 20th Centuries, T.S. Eliot’s recasting, or recreation even, of the last days and death of St Thomas a Becket has more … Read More

Magazine August 2017

Parish Magazine ~ August 2017 The weekend after Easter, I went to Hull. Not the most auspicious place to start, I hear you say, but I did get to preach in the largest parish church in England. And I got to travel on Hull Trains, fifteen pounds each way. That’s the same as the usual fare to Highbury and Islington, … Read More

Magazine July 2017

Parish barbecue

Dear friends, So many of you have asked about our recent holiday in the North of Cyprus I thought it would be a good idea to share some of our experience with you here. Little did we realise when our daughter Miranda married a young Turkish Cypriot man, that we would be incorporated, not only into his family, but also … Read More

Magazine June 2017

My Dear Friends, I’d like to share with you all, if I may, my Easter 2017 – ‘Resurrection’ moment; but before I proceed I should say that I do have the person’s permission whom this involves, to tell this true story … One day during Lent I was walking up Windmill Hill when a middle aged man in his forties, … Read More