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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...

The Russian Bank voting in the City this week

The Russian Bank voting in the City this week

It’s ten years ago today that I stood for election in the City of London. I stood in Walbrook ward...

No Questions Asked: The City goes to the Polls

No Questions Asked: The City goes to the Polls

  The Square Mile is getting ready to elect 100 councillors on Thursday 24 March.  This is the topsy turvy...

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...

A reckoning in the City of London

A reckoning in the City of London

  I’ve noticed something about couples going through a tough patch. When the unexamined areas of pain open up and...

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...

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