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bulletins from the frontline of a London ministry

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 in their relationship. When the unexamined areas of pain...

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...

My Mother’s 90th Birthday

My Mother’s 90th Birthday

It’s my mother’s 90th birthday today and we got her a smart phone. I set it up at home, slotted...

Ash Wednesday in New Zealand

Ash Wednesday in New Zealand

On Ash Wednesday I was in Wellington, New Zealand. I was visiting my daughter, who was working at the time...

Clapton Commons Foodbank

Clapton Commons Foodbank

For the last ten days I’ve found myself eating a lot of toast. I’ve not been thinking so much about...

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