Archives October 30, 2006

Backloading Complete…

I have just completed the backloading of this blog with previous material. I hope I have the dates roughly right. I have also uploaded all of my sermons at this Church since my induction 2 years ago. It is interesting: although I do the bulk of the preaching (for I consider it to be a) […]

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Sermon: Ordinary 30

Sermon: Ordinary 30 Text: Mark 10 46-52 Go, your faith has saved you” In the name of the +Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Once upon a time (and doesn’t it fill you with dread when a sermon begins with ‘once upon a time’) but still, Once upon a time, Bartimeaus, the blind beggar who […]

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Half Term Reflections

It is interesting that when you spent less time engaged in God’s work, you spend more time thinking about Him and about the work of God. This half term has been no exception: a wonderful week away – minus teenagers so just the wife and I and the six-year old in a parishoner’s cottage in […]

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St Luke's Patronal Festival

The first and last time St Luke’s Chapel, RNH Haslar has held a patronal festival. The Church is deconsecrated next year when the Navy march out of it. The congregation are left bereft. Stirring songs, and this especially resonated with me: tumult, division and schism in the Church of England and unity in the sacraments. […]

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Timescales

It’s all happening so fast. No sooner am I back from a hectic Summer than I am having to think about Christmas. Spent half of my day off preparing letters to everyone related to any funeral I have conducted in the past 12 months, inviting them to the All-Souls Requiem Mass. 32 funerals in the […]

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Back to the Blog

I’ve had bad experiences. I’ve made mistakes. I’ve learnt from them. I have been a baaaad blogger, and upset people with blogs in the past. I also appreciate that blogging is an excellent form of theological reflection, and that Parish Life (note the capitals) benefits from parishLife (the opportunity to blog). This means that if […]

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