Words

bulletins from the frontline of a London ministry

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...

The City’s Case against Transparency 2

Below is the exchange at the Court of Common Council meeting on 4 March between the Hackney Preacher and the...

The City’s Case against Transparency 1

I wrote the following article for the Evening Standard on  23 February. Here is part of the City’s case, referred to in the article,...

The price of everything….

Lord Green resigning as Chair of TheCityUK Open Letter to Mr Ben Price, the Director of Policy at TheCityUK Dear...

The “City Cash” and the Living Wage

Along with some colleagues, I recently lent someone the money to buy a swimming pool. I can’t say precisely how...

Going a bit potty

The Guinness Trust have a new “Clear Corridor and Communal Area Procedure”. They say they want to provide an environment...

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