Words

bulletins from the frontline of a London ministry

Mother of all Ceilidhs

Mothering Sunday: it’s also called Laetare Sunday which means Rejoice! in Latin. That’s obviously not our habitual reflex for Lent (more...

Living Wage Week Therapy

Living Wage Week Therapy

The new London Living Wage has gone up from £9.15 to £9.40 an hour This week is the global week...

The Preacher as a Young Boy

I was five and it involved two or three trips to London, to an artist’s studio in Holland Park. I...

To Romania with Van

This is Vishinel. He is a Romanian man in his late 30s who has been coming (and going) to the...

City votes to encourage anti-capitalist protest

Well, my attention was drawn to Ben Quinn’s article in the Guardian, following a Freedom of Information request. He had obtained...

Monica Stewart – the call of the midwife

You may not know Monica Stewart but it’s entirely possible that if you were born in or around London’s Paddington...

Norton Folgate is Granted Reprieve

“The area has a special quality,” says Dan Cruickshank to the journalist from the Boston Globe, “. . . it...

reclaiming the street (stoke newington style)

It being a normal Friday afternoon, just like any other, I’d been to the fishmonger on Stoke Newington High Street...

the 4c’s of development

The 4Cs hotel group are building a 380-room hotel next to the 200 flats in the Guinness Trust social housing...

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...

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