Words

bulletins from the frontline of a London ministry

Doors into the Imaginal Realm

Doors into the Imaginal Realm

“Please God to open these doors for me” writes the inmate of a detention centre in North Carolina after reading...

Still We Grieve

Still We Grieve

I buried three people over the last five months. None of them died because of COVID-19, although one family felt...

Ascension Day

Ascension Day

Today is Ascension Day. The last three days have been “rogation days”, days of prayer and fasting and preparation before...

My Mother’s 90th Birthday

My Mother’s 90th Birthday

It’s my mother’s 90th birthday today and we got her a smart phone. I set it up at home, slotted...

Ash Wednesday in New Zealand

Ash Wednesday in New Zealand

On Ash Wednesday I was in Wellington, New Zealand. I was visiting my daughter, who was working at the time...

Clapton Commons Foodbank

Clapton Commons Foodbank

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

Lord Glasman of Stamford Hill on Holocaust Memorial Day

Lord Glasman of Stamford Hill on Holocaust Memorial Day

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz I visit Maurice Glasman and talk with him about what Holocaust...

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...

Sebastian Cox, furniture maker and manifesto writer

Sebastian Cox, furniture maker and manifesto writer

In those fallow days between Christmas and New Year, as terrible news of fire and flood kept breaking into consciousness,...

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