Author Archives: alisonpeden

O Christmas Tree

Well, we’ ve been doing our bit to light up Holy Trinity, with a Christmas Tree Festival.  22 different organisations, charities and businesses have each decorated a tree in the church, and added a bit about themselves. (It’s one of the … Continue reading

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The Last Day

No, not another Advent theme, though it sounds like it. Rather, it’s the thought that today is 12th December 2012, and I’ve just dated something ’12/12/12′.  There won’t be a day like that for another century – no 13/13/13 or … Continue reading

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Lighting up Columbia

Medellin, Columbia’s second city, was notorious for drugs, crime and violence.  When one of Holy Trinity’s congregation told me she was going there to share work on urban regeneration through the use of light and lighting, I was a bit … Continue reading

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Advent food

Holy Trinity’s House Group held an Advent meal this week, based on an Iona Liturgy (I was going to write ‘Wild Goose’  – brand name from Iona – but actually we had cottage pie …).  It was a bit like … Continue reading

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Advent therapy

I now know that if I stop blogging for a bit, ‘re-entry’ is like getting into the water to swim – lovely once you’re in, but requiring a bracing plunge.  A challenging and busy time just lately meant I did … Continue reading

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Dangerous insects

I happened to acquire a copy of C.S. Lewis’ Surprised by Joy at the weekend.  Yes, I know I should have read it ages ago, but I find him hard-going, apart from the Narnia novels (and sometimes those are a … Continue reading

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Thinking about eyes, sight and blindness ahead of next Sunday’s sermon on Bartimaeus, who was blind, I was taken back to the exhibition of Edvard Munch at the Tate Modern that I saw a week or so ago.  Munch was … Continue reading

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