Deanery Ascension

The problem with being in a small parish is that you tend to assume that you will always be in the backwater. Having moaned that all the Deanery Events take place at the big two Churches [which is actually, when you think about it, quite sensible as they have seats for everyone, we were invited […]

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The best coffee I have ever tasted

It must be noted that I enjoy the occasional coffee… …and now I have found the holy grail – the best coffee I have ever tasted both inside and outside Italy (as you can see, I likes the occasional coffee, above, Milan 2007 – I have no idea what the newspaper says, I can only […]

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Proud to be a Geek

A moment for a little introspection and self-examination: forgive me this indulgence. Fr. North refers to be as “Father Geek”, and secretly, I suppose I quite enjoy it. During an episode of the excellent Bones I got into a conversation with Lou about why I was not ashamed to be a Geek, but would find […]

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Cafe Culture

Sometimes life just gets in the way of ministry, and they must be converged: a good example this morning is the need for the car’s MOT, and why I have to sit in a cafe on Gosport High Street, drinking coffee and tapping away at my laptop. It is not a wasted morning, as it […]

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Stripping out Hyperlinks in VBA

If I don’t document this here, it might not be anywhere. I searched for ages for a solution to this and could not find one anywhere, so I wrote this recursive function which takes care of the first part of the hyperlink and then enables me to just use Replace to get rid of the […]

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