Monthly Archives: February 2010

hymns for Sunday

A perfect week off would include no services on the following Sunday.  Have suddenly realised that I really do need to write a sermon for our thanksgiving service and choose the hymns so that I can let the organist know.  … Continue reading

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Let your yes be yes and your no be no

How on earth did I end up being a village hall trustee?  I can’t give this enough of my time and attention at the moment so I went to tonight’s management committee fully resolved that I would tell the chairman that … Continue reading

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Week off

‘The Doctor’ has this week off so vicar has insisted that I take time off too, to be with him.  Why am I so bad at taking a Sabbath?  I am resisting the temptation to sort out the emails and I … Continue reading

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Pancake conflagration

My risk assessment for Pancake praise on Sunday didn’t include the time taken to find a pair of scissors to cut the plastic tie on the fire extinguisher! (Must have a word with the village hall trustees- oh dear that’s me!)  In … Continue reading

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Traditionalists

Am about to offend all the traditionalists in the benefice who are very sure that there is a right way to do things. Firstly I’m breaking the no flowers in Lent rule.  I’ve put the flowers from P’s coffin on … Continue reading

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He was a man that used to notice such things

I am not a huge fan of Thomas Hardy (especially since beyond the grave he caused us so many problems over at St M’s) but at Ps funeral this afternoon, the family have chosen to read Afterwards.  In it Hardy … Continue reading

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Ashes and what they didn’t teach you at theological college

Dithering again There is a little bit of ash left over from last year and I’m wondering whether it will be enough for tonight.  I’m also wondering whether I can get away with no sermon or homily.  It all depends … Continue reading

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