Category Archives: Church

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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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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Joining in

It was quite a weekend at church, hosting a diocesan gathering and then celebrating Music Sunday.  We ended with a lunch and then a short musical about St Francis led by what – perhaps – may become a junior choir. … Continue reading

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The successful heretic

I remember so distinctly all those years ago as a student hearing one of my tutors claiming that St Francis was a successful heretic.  It seemed so deliciously iconoclastic in those days, and it makes a lot of sense.  The saint, … Continue reading

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Always a burden?

We’re planning a ‘Soul Walk’ around the church as part of a diocesan Casting the Net Gathering that will take place at Holy Trinity in October. It is designed to be accessible to anyone, including an ‘unchurched spiritual seeker’.  I was describing the details … Continue reading

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Too much, so nothing

The last time I had a longish break in blogging was because there was an excess of Church stuff that was taking all my time and energy to process;  this time, it’s because of a summer that has been filled … Continue reading

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good job done

The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church voted decisively yesterday not to adopt the Anglican Covenant.  The debate has been going on so long that it was almost a surprise that the time had come for a decision – it … Continue reading

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