Luke 2:22-40 This is a copy of my reflection given at Cambridge Road Methodist Church, Birmingham, on New Year's Eve 2017 Did you enjoy Christmas? Was it a time for sitting around the fire/TV/Computer or being with family and friends that you have not seen for so long, or possibly being alone in your thoughts.…Read more Reflection on Hope and Turtle Doves
I'd like to tell you who I am, but what could I say? How might you describe yourself to others? In the past I might say about the job title, my responsibilities.I might have started by telling you about my wife of 30 years, our 2 wonderful children.Perhaps I could have tried to describe to…Read more Who am I?
With the superbly positive movements within the Church of England in the air* it was wonderful to be at Pride celebrating the opportunity for those in the LGBT community to parade through London. As parents of a LGBT child we believe that we don't have that privilege to march but we wanted to offer our…Read more Pride 2017
In ministry training, ordinands are sent off to distant lands to discover for themselves what ministry may offer and what issues they may encounter in the future. I am no different and have recently been to Gotham City. There I was supervised by 2 ministers: Brad and Anjolie, both still youthful (that's what they told me…Read more Guest Blog : A Teddy Bear’s Critique of a Placement
We shall not forget those who have fallen, those who have laid down their lives for others. They who have sacrificed their lives so that we might live. This image of a Tornado F3 aircraft, adorned with the red poppy, from a few years ago may be considered poignant, given that it also had been…Read more We Shall Not Forget
I know, here I am starting back at University and have returned to running after all these years of being a couch potato. It's not a mid-life crisis, I promise you! In the past, training would involve a succession of different routes and distances each day of the week to ensure readiness for the intended…Read more Running
Asked to lead a Service with the Lectionary referring to the Lord's Prayer I felt that calling to meet with this text in a different manner. Here's my take. In Judaism I understand that the Tefillah had 18 or 19 prayers or petitions. In this prayer it has a strong emphasis on Jerusalem and the Temple;…Read more Our Father