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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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A Pilgrim’s Prayer

I have been working on the new souvenir guidebook for Peterborough Cathedral – writing copy and ensuring that there is a common voice for the whole text. It is a truly collaborative effort and I think we have produced an … Continue reading

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Places to Be

It was a privilege this afternoon to welcome Antony Gormley to St John’s Church in the heart of the city centre in Peterborough for a celebration of the installation of his three sculptures ‘Places to Be’. These have been placed … Continue reading

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The house where love dwells – Address to APCM 2018

Thinking back over previous addresses to this meeting, I have reflected on the core values that shape us as a community and as we plan for what we aim to be. Today I want to celebrate these values through looking … Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene – cinema at a slower pace

Critics have not been exactly gushing about the retake on Mary Magdalene, the new film in cinemas from this weekend. BBC Film 2018 described it as “thuddingly dull” and the Evening Standard made a play on the Oxbridge pronunciation of … Continue reading

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Annunciation and Mothering: Gestating Faith, Hope and Love

There are a lot of comments being made about the need to share faith with others, to witness to the faith that is so important to us. And these assume that finding the right words is the key to this. … Continue reading

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Making the Ash for Ash Wednesday – A ‘how to’ post

Here’s another of those things they don’t teach you at vicar training school – how to turn palm crosses into ash for use on Ash Wednesday. ┬áLast year’s palm crosses are burnt and the ash is used during the Ash … Continue reading

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