Author Archives: Jemma

About Jemma

Learning to be both a priest and a human being in the Anglican Church

Not a Fairy Godmother

Saint John writes – we deceive ourselves if we say we are not sinners – and my most frequent prayer is probably the Orthodox Jesus prayer: ‘Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner’…  Christian leaders … Continue reading

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Unmeetable Needs

I read the Archbishop of Canterbury’s book, ‘Reimagining Britain’ a week or two ago, and one phrase in particular stuck with me, it wasn’t part of the main content, which is broadly a brief analysis of the state of the … Continue reading

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Disenfranchised Suffragettes

One hundred years ago, some women in Great Britain finally began to receive the right to vote. It was the beginning in changes in law and society that would allow women rights in the home and family, over property, and … Continue reading

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Failing upwards

The longer I live… and I know that sounds like a very old woman, but I think my soul is pretty wrinkly… the longer I live, the more ways I find to fail. Also, the longer I live and more … Continue reading

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Connectivity

It’s funny how things connect, isn’t it, I suppose we move in small patterns that overlap, and I know that none of us are very many connections apart from anyone else – one has only to meet  a couple of … Continue reading

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Sanctity

Sacredness… sanctity… what is it, where is it, how does it work… practically speaking? Occasionally, not because this is the way the brain works, but because of the way it makes my mind feel, I wonder if there is a special part … Continue reading

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Beyond Words

It has been a long while since I wrote anything on here… which is where I try to reflect more thoughtfully and slowly on happenings, and to digest how I feel about things. I haven’t written perhaps because life has been … Continue reading

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