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up and down the Kingsland Road

The Resurrection, Clapton

The Resurrection, Clapton

In the days after Easter I like to walk through Abney Park cemetery and sense the mighty stirring of the...

Carnival at the Caledonian Club with Sion College

Carnival at the Caledonian Club with Sion College

There is a network for clergy in London that encourages conviviality and “godly learning” and it is called Sion College....

Youth in Church: the writing is on the wall

Youth in Church: the writing is on the wall

  A couple of months ago my bishop invited me to her house for tea with a handful of other...

No Room on the Wardlist: a Christmas Story

No Room on the Wardlist: a Christmas Story

One of my parishioners works in the City. She has done so for years and works extremely hard. In fact...

On the Eve of All Hallows

On the Eve of All Hallows

  It is almost exactly 12 years since I became a vicar in Stamford Hill and about eight years since...

The miracle of the tap

The miracle of the tap

The church leaks from the cement ceiling and the crypt is pretty damp too. Water is rising from the ground...

Can we bless on zoom?

Can we bless on zoom?

When I was training to be a priest I was told that you can only bless somebody if you can...

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...

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