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A narrative of hope: the treasure we share in the public square

Many people have found this a difficult week. The terror attack in Manchester on Monday, which killed 22 people, the youngest of which was just 8 years old, has shocked, appalled and deeply disturbed practically everyone. No one I have … Continue reading

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The negligent manager and primacy of justice

One of the privileges of being vicar of the city centre church and parish is that it brings me into fairly regular contact with our civic leaders and politicians. The tie-in with the cathedral strengthens that and brings a number … Continue reading

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Water, wine, wedding

Water, wine, wedding banquets; these all have powerful resonance in the Bible. Water is the primordial stuff, which is separated at the creation right at the beginning of the book of Genesis (chapter 1).   It is a gut feeling that … Continue reading

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Cross & Crib belong together

Funerals at Christmas have been a recurring feature for me since I was a curate. In my first year I took a funeral just a matter of days before Christmas Day and I remember the family coming up to me … Continue reading

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Have yourself a holy Advent

Today is Advent Sunday, the beginning of the Church’s year. Because of the way Advent Calendars tend to work, starting on 1st December, we have a few days left for a last minute buy, if you haven’t yet got hold … Continue reading

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All Saints Day: celebrating light and hope

It has been an interesting weekend with a jumble of stories being told. It seems that Halloween, as a story of ghosts, ghouls, and all things ghastly has grown significantly over the last few years. For some this is clearly … Continue reading

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