Category Archives: Church

Holiday in retrospect

Last week I was on a much needed holiday to Walsingham and London. Walsingham is a small village in Norfolk famous for its Shrine of Our Lady. In 1061, a pious English noblewoman, Richeldis de Faverches, had an apparition of … Continue reading

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Fr Kerrigan vs. Fr Pilkington?

I recently finished – all in one evening – the BBC’s six-part drama Broken (please note – link is to Wikipedia entry that contains a fair few spoilers!), in which Sean Bean plays Catholic Fr Michael Kerrigan (left), pastor in a … Continue reading

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Book review: Bringing in the Sheaves by Revd Richard Coles

I just finished Bringing in the Sheaves. Wheat and Chaff from My Years as a Priest by the Revd Richard Coles. Fr Coles is the former Communard who left, as he himself puts it “pop for the pulpit” and is now … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the living is easy?

Even though I’m nowhere ready to go on holiday yet, we can still see certain things telling us that summer is on its way. Yesterday was the annual staff Summer Party at work, at our owners’ holiday farm, some 40 … Continue reading

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I found a lovely prayer…

I found this lovely prayer by the great British man of letters, Samuel Johnson: Almighty God, the giver of all good things, without whose grace all wisdom is folly: grant, I beseech Thee, that in this undertaking thy Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Becoming Reverend by Matt Woodcock

As someone who is trying to discern a possible vocation to Holy Orders within the Church of England, reading a diary or a memoir by someone who has gone down the same route is always interesting, and The Revd Matt … Continue reading

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Two Ultra-Anglican Poems

I’m not 100% sure this is the kind of poetry people are referring to when they talk about the poetic inheritance of Angicanism, but as one of them is written by a former Priest at St Mary’s, I present to … Continue reading

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