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No church is an island: The practical benefits of ecclesiology

One of the spin offs of the Coronavirus pandemic is that I have seen in a new way why it matters to belong to a big church structure rather than an independent one. Struggling to get my head round the … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

This Sunday, as well as being Trinity Sunday, marks the retirement of John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York. He is the first black holder of that office. He has been known for being charismatic and uncompromising. He is a forceful … Continue reading

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Clapping for the NHS

I’ve been trying to work out what the ‘Clapping for the NHS’ phenomenon tells us about where we find ourselves at this time of pandemic crisis. Some of it may be seem obvious but I sense that there is more … Continue reading

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A monster calls

The BBC seems at the moment to be choosing the films it shows very carefully. They know that people need a lift or perhaps something to inspire. Such a film, with a message for our time, is ‘A monster calls‘, … Continue reading

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Hymn: Christ the Saviour (87 87 D)

A hymn based on ‘Follow me: Living the sayings of Jesus’ 1 ‘Take this bread’, said Christ the Saviour, ‘eat and share in life with me, with thanksgiving bless and honour all the gifts to set you free.’ May this … Continue reading

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RESPECT: A Simple Charter for Good Debate

When I went on Sabbatical at the beginning of July Theresa May was still Prime Minister. In the past three months a new resident occupies 10 Downing Street and has caused scandal and outrage, leading to a breakdown of trust. … Continue reading

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On Sabbatical…

  I am currently on Sabbatical until October – an extended period to rest, reflect and renew.       All enquiries: Peterborough Parish Church Peterborough Cathedral Deanery

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Thy Kingdom Come – Videos

A series of films from Thy Kingdom Come to explore sharing faith: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 Video 5      

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Meeting God in the City Centre

City centre life is full of buzz and activity; it is never dull. Peterborough Parish Church, where I am vicar, is in the heart of the city square and provides the backdrop to so many events, to markets, teenagers hanging … Continue reading

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People of faith, hope and love: Address to Annual Meeting 2019

Our nation is going through a time of deep challenge and great uncertainty at the moment. Parliament is deeply divided over what to do about leaving the European Union. Passions are high among the wider population and all sorts of … Continue reading

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