Tag Archives: Church of England

Pigeon poo and planning

I keep dreaming about pigeon poo – since Tuesday when I had to go into a closed church in the parish and meet with some people who might be keen on buying the organ there… although it was locked against human … Continue reading

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A Covert Reformation?

Just a reflection: With thanks to J H Newman… a new tract for these times? I am just a fellow priest like you, so I am not going to broadcast my name, in case my person distracts from the subject … Continue reading

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A Merry Dance?

Right since the beginning, well at least since they were kicked out of the synagogues, the gatherings of followers of Christ have tried to organise themselves, and often made a bit of a hash of this. I’m always cheered up … Continue reading

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Unoriginal Sin

I wrote before, in ‘A Sword will Pierce Your Heart Also’, about the pain caused by division and disagreement between fellow Christians, and in many ways it is a  subject I am loth to return to… no need to say … Continue reading

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Smug and Conceited?

So, multi-millionaire comedian Rowan Atkinson has described Anglican clergy as mostly smug, arrogant and conceited… well of course they’re not, but perhaps more interesting than his opinion is the fact that a) he’s bothered to voice it… b) he says … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Measures

Today three ex-bishops from the Church of England were ordained priests into the Roman Catholic Church. Ostensibly it is a matter of faith -they do not believe that women should be priests and certainly not bishops. The reasons are varied: … Continue reading

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And a sword will pierce your heart also…

“(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.“ Luke 2:35 Tensions and hurt are never worse than when they strike in those places where love is also shared. Tension … Continue reading

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