Tag: Cross

When I survey the scaffold cross

I wrote this for Great St Mary’s, the University Church, Cambridge’s Newsletter, having been recently appointed by Great St Mary’s as Marketplace Chaplain. I wonder how many people have noticed that there is a humble, even industrial looking cross presiding high above the marketplace.… Continue Reading “When I survey the scaffold cross”

Barriers and blessings

On a blustery March evening, under gloomy skies, combined voices lifted sublimely into the ancient stonework as the people came forward to be marked with the ashes of the past. Admittedly, being daubed with soot is not everyone’s idea of a good time, but… Continue Reading “Barriers and blessings”