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03/18/2011
doris day
Finding myself on a wet Friday afternoon flicking through one of those Christmas books that have been sitting around waiting to be flicked through! 'The Wonderful Weekend Book'  by Elspeth Thompson is to be honest a bit of an Aero book (work it out)! Eslpeth died in 2010 at the age of 48 . I did...
03/15/2011
black sheep welcome
Wearing one of my other hats (I help out a bit with a training programme for new curates with the Dioceses of Rochester and Canterbury) we are currently working through a module on church law. It would seem that the Church of England  gives legal rights to those who live in any of its parishes...
03/08/2011
lent words
What are you giving up for Lent? Thanks to Clare for this image in her blog Christians have a great thing about 'doing'. It is all too often centred around activity and busyness - it feels like we are trying to busy ourselves into the kingdom. "What are you giving up for Lent" is often turned...
03/08/2011
sunshine
The sun shone - that's one of the best things about working this week! Day 4 was spent in front of the PC working on the Inclusive Church website. One of those slightly frustrating days - sunny outside and you are STUCK AT A PC! Nope ...not angry ...really happy in my work. Honest! Did manage to...
03/08/2011
st james piccadilly
Another day another church! This time St James Picadilly. Headed here on a Saturday afternoon for a meeting to plan Inclusive Church being at the Greenbelt festival. The plan (at the moment - but yea we all know about plans!) is to link up with some other partners and use Greenbelt as our gig!...
03/03/2011
velvet rage
Pride and prejudice for gay men Gay men are four times more likely to suffer from depression than straight men. The reason? According to therapist Alan Downs, it's a toxic cocktail of anger and rejection, which he calls "velvet rage". Here, he discusses his controversial self-help manual – plus...
03/03/2011
st martin in the fields
Day 2 in the job - finds me back at home! St Martin in the Fields is a transformed church building. This is a place that has been part of my life since the mid 70's. I worked here as verger and managed to close the underground system with a bomb alert. Not totally my fault - but someone left a...
03/02/2011
egyptian poster
 People have power - that's what we have seen in Tunisa, Egypt and Libya. What if people within the church expressed themselves with the same strength of feeling? Within the church there is discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender, colour and social status. It seems that the...
03/01/2011
first day in teh job
Day 1 at Inclusive Church. Day 1 of not being a Vicar in a church! Not sure which is more strange/exciting/scary* (delete whichever applies) Best thing of the day (so far)... trains that ran on time, internet that worked, coffee that was good, eucharist at St John's Waterloo which was a joy - in...

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