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Rectory Musings · 1Y ago

The Jack-In-A-Box God

In a photo by Mark Brunner, Thomas is shown shielding an unnamed man believedto be a white supremacistIn June 1996 a branch of the Ku Klux Klan announced planned to hold a rally in Ann Arbou...
Rectory Musings · 1Y ago

St Peter And The Art Of Prediction

At Diocesan Synod yesterday, Bishop Alan began his presidential address speaking about a book called ‘Superforcasting: The Art and Science of prediction.’ In it, the authors look at the way ...
Rectory Musings · 1Y ago

London Busses And The Rule of St Benedict

Like London busses because as soon as one blog post is writ, another comes along on quick succession!I have been coming on retreat to Alton Abbey for a few years now, and I have been enriche...
Rectory Musings · 1Y ago

Re-blog - Thinking About Ordination? Think Again...

Oh my much neglected blog...! I have found myself missing the  opportunity to think aloud here mostly because all too often what I post here is over scrutinised and I have had my figures bur...
Rectory Musings · 1Y ago

Our Life. Our Worship.

Richella Heekin saved £1200 over two years to pay to take her boyfriend Ben Marlow on a surprise holiday to Las Vegas for his birthday. She spent a long time researching flights and routes w...
Rectory Musings · 1Y ago

The Gospel According to Mary

At diocesan synod on Saturday we were told that it would take a further 80 years at least for women to be paid the same as men and have the same opportunities as men if it were to happen nat...
Rectory Musings · 1Y ago

The Worship Puzzle

Here's a thing.I currently minister in a parish of just short of 11000 people serving 4 very different communities (urban, estate, suburban, semi-rural, but also across the social and econom...
Rectory Musings · 1Y ago

Lines In The Sand

She had been behaving strangely over the previous few weeks. Avoiding my gaze, being secretive. She had to go out suddenly a a few times after I came back from work leaving me with the child...
Rectory Musings · 1Y ago

The Girl, The T Shirt And Brooklyn Beckham: A Transfiguration Sermon

There was a girl who walked herself home from school each day.  One day her mother noticed that she hadn’t got home at the usual time. Five minutes went by - perhaps she got talking with a f...
Rectory Musings · 1Y ago

The Intergenerational Love Of God

When I was a kid, me and my friends loved to ‘play out.’ We lived in suburbia and one day we decided to play football in a cul-de-sac round the corner from us. We were boisterous, the 5 or 6...