I’ve just been to Watts in Westminster to buy my first cassock alb, which is a generous leaving present from St. Christopher’s. I found Watts tucked away behind Westminster Abbey and was welcomed by a tailor. I took off my denim jacket and hoodie and was promptly measured up, before an alb was popped over my … Continue reading A new cassock alb
I was lucky enough to go to a fantastic conference, ‘God in the Concrete’ today, a gathering of Think Tanks who have been talking about about enabling churches to become safe places and sanctuaries for young people once more. It was inspiring to hear Sam Wells apply his book The Nazareth Manifesto to the theology … Continue reading God in the Concrete
Today was one of the last full days off that I’ll have in London before leaving in a few weeks and I spent it having something of a quiet day. I usually try to spend one day a month in Epping Forest – a place a bit like a sanctuary that can be reached on … Continue reading Broken – Sean Bean’s lessons for the C of E?
I spent the last 24 hours back in Oxford with 3 amazing friends. We stayed up all night at the Christ Church Commemoration Ball, drinking champagne, singing along to Scouting for Girls and enjoying each other's company. It's hard to believe 2 years have passed since graduating and how much has changed. It was … Continue reading Back in time
Tongues of rage Lick the heads of those gathered, No longer together In that one place. You are not welcome here. The spirit of your heart does not Quake in time with ours. And you wear the wrong clothes. Go home. I thought I saw your mouth open As the drones came that day … Continue reading Pentecost
Just got back from taking the 8-13s on an overnight camping trip to Essex. The trip was part of Justin Welby’s Thy Kingdom Come Campaign 2017 which reminds us of our call, as Christians, to journey deeper with God and to pray for our friends and family. With lots of help from Lucy Moore’s excellent … Continue reading Camping Trip
Feeling very blessed to be on retreat at Hilfield Friary this week. "i thank You God for most his amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes" e.e.cummings
It was a real pleasure to worship at St. Joseph the Worker, Accra on Sunday and to spend a week learning more about the Anglican Church in Ghana. More blog posts to follow!
Beautiful Valentine's Day cards made by our Messy Church congregation for people who might live on their own or are unwell this week. It reminds me of the importance of community and togetherness in a city that is said to be one of the loneliest in the world. Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City … Continue reading Messy Church