The latest Parish Magazine for Advent 2009 is here. Of key interest might be our trip to Walsingham and the New Church Hall.
Lots of teaching this week with key stage 2 (7-11 year olds) on Christingle, so this video is to support it. Our Christingle is on Christmas Eve and is massively popular. The key trick with us is that the young people make the Christingles themselves – “Look what I made!” rather than “Look what they […]
I am always fascinated by analysis of large amounts of writing. These clouds are an analysis of my own tweeting over the past year: I notice the top words are: youth, mass and church. Are you surprised? Pilgrimage, Walsingham and coffee/espresso come up close behind. It really has captured me hasn’t it?
This was our first ever parish pilgrimage. After 5 years as priest, I managed to persuade the parish that this was the right move at the right time, and Wow! Was I ever right? A phenomenal 30 people came with us, travelling by car to keep the costs down and staying half-board. The results were […]
My close friends will know of my relationship with Apple. I have programmed them on and off since the Apple II, created Hyperstacks on Mac OS4 – the first ECG Tutorial I wrote was in Hyperstack and effectively predated web pages. I have a Mac Mini. However, as a techie, I have problems conceptually with […]
This is going to be a different, although very busy week. From tonight, I am off to Devon for three days to get a whole load of writing done on my book. I have probably oversaid this now a few times, so I apologise if I bore you, but the lovely people at SCM-Canterbury have […]
There is hope out there. Hope and support for people (and especially young people) who strive to deal with their sexuality. On a recent Boing Boing Post there was: a rather amusing video created by a Canadian high-school student titled “Hiding Your Sexual Orientation From Your Parents 101.” One of the many people who commented on […]
Text: Mark 13:24-32 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. “The end of the world is nigh” – that classic sandwich-board warning. I wonder if anyone, anywhere has ever been motivated or scared into faith by that admonition? I am reminded of the Beyond the Fringe sketch […]
Amazingly I can find this documented nowhere else on the web, so I will put it up here. On Sunday the parish will somehow record it, and I can then burn it to CD so that when the various cars on Pilgrimage hit the Fakenham Roundabout they can all join in. When you’re on a […]
https://www.vimeo.com/7516715 During this meditation, the people are invited to come forward and place a poppy on a cross made out of oasis to pay their respects to those ho gave their lives, not only in the past, but in the present. I feel sorry for that poor woman, goaded by the press into complaining about […]