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up and down the Kingsland Road

Archie Proudfoot – hackney sign writer

What vicar doesn’t like a spot of gilding on his front door? Here Archie Proudfoot, Hackney sign writer and “gold...

EDL demo at the roundabout

“Are you fash or anti-fash?” asks a reporter from a local newspaper. The policeman puts it slightly differently: “in favour...

Big Potatoes, Small Patch #goodfriday

Potatoes should be planted on Good Friday? That’s what they say. But that’s not all they say: they also say...

Crossroads #palmsunday

Holy water felt a bit unnecessary this Palm Sunday.  We took refuge from the rain beneath Sainsbury’s canopy where we...

Andrew Sphikas – palm dealer to the parishes

Andrew Sphikas has just had a delivery of palm reeds from Spain and he’s getting his orders out for Sunday...

Comfort goes to Ghana

Today we said a prayer for Comfort Asiamah before she flies to Ghana next week. She hasn’t seen her two...

Comfort Asiamah And Her Absent Children

From the desk of the Hackney Preacher A photograph of Comfort Asiamah, top left, with members of her family in...

Armistice Day In Abney Park Cemetery

from the desk of the Hackney Preacher Grief needs ritual acts of public commemoration where our painful memories are shared...

Hasan, Firework Salesman

from the desk of the Hackney Preacher On Ascension Day I like to let off three big ones from the...

Saint Jude’s Day, An “Act of God”

  While the preacher’s parish was still turning in its sleep, Jude was whipping up a storm: scudding tiles, skyborne...

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