Wrestling with Power

Wrestling with Power Thee have been reminders in the news this week of the abuse of power particularly by men. In my own experience I am having to wrestle with the power I have as well as the feeling of powerlessness to bring about change. The headline in my paper yesterday was “Violent crimes against […]

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Sanitising War

Sanitising War I returned to the Northeast of England last Saturday to see a performance of Kynren at Bishop Auckland. It is a new venture aimed to strengthen the local economy and to celebrate local events within the telling of the story of England. It was spectacular, set in the open air on a site […]

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Suffering

Suffering I woke up this morning to the news of an earthquake in Umbria, Italy. It is an area where I have been on holiday. I remember the towns perched on top of the ridges as I travelled south from Perugia, past Assisi. I must have driven close to the towns and villages near the […]

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What goes on in the mind?

What goes on in the mind? We may be able to see the furthest reaches of the cosmos, and even back to the Big Bang, but we are still struggling to understand what goes on in our minds. I remember it being said that there are more neurological connection in the brain than there are […]

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Achievement or Avoidance?

Achievement or Avoidance? The Olympics are dominating BBC television and though I am not watching the coverage apart from some highlights I am wondering what they are all about. My week has been dominated by the allotment – harvesting and weeding, and during and after the long hours of work I find myself wondering why […]

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Be prepared

How should we live together ? This is the questsion that keeps coming back to me. It is the question to which I would like to find answers. If I ever get to write my book on ethics this will be the central issue. Some clues emerge from my experiences this week. Most of the […]

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France in July 2016

On Thursday 14th July I watched groups of traditional folk dancers performing in the town of Saintes, in Charente Maritime. I thought how familiar it was and how similar experience to English folk dancing. The costumes were different and stylishly French, but many of the moves could have come from the traditions that I know […]

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Holy days

Holy days Do you need holidays when you are retired? Isn’t retirement one long holiday? For those who are working full time, either paid or voluntary, a holiday is a break, a rest, a time to relax and find refreshment, to have new experiences, travel, spend time with friends and family, or … Experiences of […]

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Querty

Querty Querty was a Quark. Quarks are very, very small, and always travel in twos or threes. Quarks have very short but superb lives. Some spin, as Querty did. Some are colourful as Querty was. Some are charming and Querty most certainly was enchanting. From the moment Querty was born as an up, up down […]

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My faith in practice

My faith in practice – this was repared for Area Meeting 10.7.16 I feel a vocation to ministry and a concern for the words which express our faith. I want to live in peace with the Earth and seek justice for my neighbours I try to be faithful and to live with sacrificial love. Ministry […]

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