Trinity

Trinity

As I prepare our candidates for confirmation I find myself emphasising time and again that all religions are not the same, they do not believe the same thing, nor are there great swathes of uniformity on matters of ethics and moral issues. What makes Christian belief...
Peace and Happiness at Easter

Peace and Happiness at Easter

St John Henry Newman once wrote, “One thing alone I know – that according to our need, so will be our strength.” What, I wonder, enabled him to pen these words? It is highly unlikely that Blessed Newman ever attended a self-awareness course or was exposed to...
Lent

Lent

‘Behold, we go up to Jerusalem’, these are the words of Jesus to his disciples, that we read from the Gospel before Ash Wednesday. They describe also, the journey that we are all invited to make in the season of Lent when we are encouraged in the name of the Church,...
Preparation

Preparation

As we all know, the Accession Day for Her Majesty The Queen falls on Sunday the 6th of February. This will mark her 70th year, not only as our Sovereign, but also as Supreme Head of the Church of England. Her role combines both temporal and spiritual authority and...
Thoughts

Thoughts

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” These words from the prophet Isaiah remind us that discernment...
Advent

Advent

“Keeping Christ at Christmas.” I blinked and behold, it was Advent Sunday!!! Where did November go I ask myself? Remembrance whizzed through and before I knew where I was up went the ladder and as one banner came down another went up.  On the Monday after...