Center Priory

It was a damp and somewhat inauspicious Saturday morning earlier this autumn that saw me making a short pilgrimage with other members of Great St Mary’s, to rural Suffolk.  I was a little nervous as I knocked on the ancient door and somewhat mischievously conjured in my mind images of strangers seeking shelter at the spooky…

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Reformation Revisited

Something that has received surprisingly little media coverage in the UK this autumn is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Given that this movement of challenge to the establishment of the day had such profound effect on society with “common man” being able to read and study the bible in “his” own tongue, perhaps it…

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Retreat to the ‘other place’

For those of you who know me a little, you perhaps won’t be surprised that one of the questions that quite often goes through my head….is what to wear?   This was no less the case when faced with the prospect of what to pack for a spiritual retreat. However, with sartorial considerations aside, in September…

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From Plaistow to Passchendaele

Last Sunday I followed in the footsteps of family members long gone by taking part in the morning worship of the Parish church of St Mary’s, Plaistow.  A hundred years to the day, my great great uncle, Fred Cearns was struck down on the battlefield of Passchendaele, near Yprés.  I was at the church with…

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Faces of Faith

I have spent the last 30 days surrounded by a host of larger than life faces watching my every move.  Before you ask, no it is not the latest reality TV offering from Channel 5, but instead the lot of a guardian of an art exhibition.    After a chance (or perhaps not) meeting, the…

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Strength in our Weakness

This is the final Reflection at BBC Cambs Faith Show’s guest for a month.   Hoping to be able to return again in the Autumn to chat with Pam Mungroo about the exciting work I am doing now involved in helping the church and the community it serves to flourish in the modern world. The…

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Rainbow of views

Below is the transcript to my fourth Reflections that you can hear on the BBC Cambs Sunday Faith Show with Pam Mungroo BBC Cambs Faith Show. It was a freezing cold February night, I was wrapped up against the elements and as I stepped out of the taxi and looked up at Shire Hall, I felt…

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Towers and Tears

Here is the transcript of the latest Reflection broadcast on BBC Cambs Radio Faith Show. Link below.  The reflections are 20 minutes into the programme. BBC Cambs Faith Show with Pam Mungroo …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… In the early days of recovery at home from heart surgery, I was struck that I never felt ill as such; it…

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