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A Journal of the Plague Year: Food

A Journal of the Plague Year: Food

For the last ten days I’ve found myself eating a lot of toast. I’ve not been thinking so much about...

Fr Dorote – Georgian Orthodox priest

Fr Dorote – Georgian Orthodox priest

This is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and so I give Fr Dorote a ring. Fr Dorote is...

The “tower” of Tower Court

The “tower” of Tower Court

The housing estate behind St Thomas church is named after a former vicar. It’s true that Fr Dachtler was here...

Winter Light in St Thomas’ Church

Winter Light in St Thomas’ Church

The church itself is generally quite dark and the lighting we have is pretty dreadful with brutal overhead spots that...

Our Christmas Star

Our Christmas Star

A few years ago I noticed that Stamford Hill had no civic sparkle. The Christmas lights stopped at Stoke Newington...

Jacob Dresner, Toyshop Owner on Oldhill Street

Jacob Dresner, Toyshop Owner on Oldhill Street

By day Jacob is selling toys to the local Jewish community as it prepares for Chanukah. By night he stays...

Our Whitechapel Foundry Bell (1773)

Our Whitechapel Foundry Bell (1773)

The Season of Advent, with its themes of apocalyptic dread, makes me a bit jumpy. First we had the sonic...

Speed Awareness Training

Speed Awareness Training

A few weeks ago we buried Richard. We loved Richard. The church service lasted nearly two hours as people stood...

on the clapton commons map

on the clapton commons map

This week High Vis jackets started appearing on Clapton Common as the hoardings went up around the long abandoned toilet...

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“Clean” by Michele Kirsch

Clean: here’s a good book to take with you into the business end of Lent – a story of “addiction, recovery,...

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