Saying ‘No’ to Grief Covid, Loss and Kübler-Ross Often when meeting with a bereaved family I tell them that my answer to any request they have to make is ‘Yes’. This is not just an opening gambit to help them see past the dog collar I wear, but a genuine desire on my part to… Continue reading Saying ‘No’ to Grief – Covid, Loss and Kübler-Ross
Address to Felixstowe Town Council for the making of Cllr Mark Jepson as Mayor.
Singing a Love Song Words from the Vicarage – a Cyber Sermon for Palm Sunday – 28 March 2021 Text: The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed… Continue reading Singing a Love Song
The Church, came into being on the Day of Pentecost and was suffused with the power of the Holy Spirit. Yet this power is not ourse to wield in worldly ways.
It is a Power to proclaim not to profit
It is a Power to heal not to hurt
It is a Power to comfort not condemn
To volunteer for unpaid work in a time of international crisis requires bravery, a tough hide, and a heart for others.
How can the new Mayor of Felixstowe manage in the middle of a pandemic?
Currently, due to Covid-19 restrictions, our parish is running an hour behind the rest of the nation.
Perhaps not a bad thing as looking to the past in times of crisis reminds us of God’s faithfulness then, comfort now and hope for the future
At the turn of the year it is tempting and comforting to reminisce about the past. But our vocation remains to step out into the future.
Remember, remember the 5th of November Article for the November 2019 edition of the magazine of the Parish of Felixstowe Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot I see no reason why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot A rhyme from the deep memory of our childhood which conjures up dark… Continue reading Remember, remember the 5th of November
The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, a programme of the World Council of Churches, sends groups of people to the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank to help keep the international community informed as to how International agreements and treaties are kept by both Israel and Palestine.
This article was part of a interview process for my application to become an accompanier
Bring me Sunshine Article for the June 2019 edition of the magazine of the Parish of Felixstowe Bring me sunshine In your smile Bring me laughter All the while In this world where we live There should be more happiness So much joy you can give To each brand new bright tomorrow What… Continue reading Bring me Sunshine