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05/24/2011
living wage logo
A Living Wage. A conference laid on by Church Action on Poverty and Church Urban Fund about encouraging churches and other organisations to raise the issue about the need for a Living Wage. The Living Wage is not the minimum wage. Legislation that brought in a minimum wage is just that. The...
05/05/2011
coming out of closet
No masks, no hiding, no closets. I have made use of train journeys in and out of London by doing a spot of reading. Just finished Velvet Rage – overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man’s world. by Alan Downs I got this book having read the review of it in the Observer a while back...
04/27/2011
priest hearing confession
I have a confession to make – I didn’t go to church over Easter. Not at all. Not even once. Usually I would have clocked up several hours each day from Palm Sunday to Easter – but for the first time since being ordained – I missed it all! Now that I am no longer on the payroll of the Church of...
04/14/2011
story time
Everybody likes a good story. Soaps are popular because they tell the tale of everyday folk (not that many of us live our lives like those in Corrie, East Enders or even the Archers). I have been reflecting in the past week or so about how important it is for people to hear the story of other...
03/31/2011
climb the mountain
Inclusive Church have had a peak into the future! It spent a day this week doing a bit of strategic planning. What are the main priorities - and what aren't? Not easy for an organisation that has inclusion at it's heart - because there are many who feel excluded - not only from the church but...
03/23/2011
rowan williams
Just coming to the end of week 4 in post. Notice how quickly I have stopped counting the days! Didn't think that would last. But then I am with Dusty Springfield on this .... "live my days instead of counting my years" . [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJknm_MQ2s0&feature=related]...
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...

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