church-year

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...

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...

Rabbi Merlin, Circumciser

A reading from the Gospel of Luke After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and...