Tag Archives: sorrow

A time to mourn

There is a time to mourn. Tomorrow we will have a service of remembrance in the evening for families who have been bereaved during the course of the past year. And there will be candles. And there will be hymns. … Continue reading

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Tiny Skeletons in the Closet

I am not a sensationalist. In the ministry to which I am called, you encounter such extremes of emotion in other people and are party to such a wide range of events, both joyous and terrible, that there is no … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming…

This is my first Advent as an ordained minister. The run up to Christmas with a dog-collar on. Whilst there are lots of additional services, with schools and in homes, and I certainly feel ‘Christmassy’ like never before, since I’m … Continue reading

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War and Peace

On Armistice Day, and the college gathered together in the quad to remember those who have died in wars and conflicts. Tutors and students gathered, admin staff and kitchen staff, monks, visitors and builders working on the church all gathered. … Continue reading

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Come away, O human child!

Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. from Yeats, ‘The Stolen Child‘ I first heard these lines quoted by … Continue reading

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