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Rehearsal

We can sometimes miss God’s love if we are too focused on being perfect, having everything ready, and being faultless, because lets face it, that’s impossible to achieve however hard we try!

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Thankyou

Matthew 6 v33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

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Smoothing pebbles

I recently did a short placement at our local hospice, where I worked with the Spiritual Care team. Being around people who are only days or hours away from the end of their life was challenging and difficult to hear about. At times I didn’t want to see the pain, and I’m not sure it’s […]

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My best man

  So I’m currently investigating the wonderful world of clergy wear as my ordination approaches. I’m talking Albs, Stoles, Cassocks, Scarfs, shirts, bib-stocks and surplices. Crazy talk I know. The last time I spent more than £100 on an outfit for a big church ceremony was in 2007 when I was preparing for my wedding […]

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The Call

Even if I can’t spot him in the crowd, and my friends don’t even know he exists, I know he’s got his binoculars fixed on me. Even though others can’t hear the music I’m still dancing.

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#Metoo

All the #Metoo publicity and the stories about Harvey Weinstein, have brought back memories. It was a really difficult time back then, for the whole team, and those of us who were close to the lady who reported the sexual assault.  ….. We were also caring for some of the most vulnerable people in society, under pressure to keep waiting times down, so our priorities were to try and keep the show on the road.

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Being mates

this week I’ve been thinking a lot about friends. It’s come up a few times when I’ve prayed and then again in church yesterday. I have over 300 of them on Facebook but dont wake up every day feeling popular! Training for ministry meant leaving a lot of lovely work friends behind and gaining a […]

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Love Island?

I’ve been watching Love Island in the run up to being ordained as a deacon in the Church of England. This feels wrong on so many levels as the programme represents all kinds of hedonistic behaviour. People get hurt by the programme and young men and women are almost encouraged to be promiscuous by the […]

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