Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fifth Sundays

Working in a multi parish benefice usually means that Sundays (if you let them) become a marathon.  In the whirlwind of chasing between villages so that each little congregation gets a service in its ‘own church’ there is precious little … Continue reading

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When two or three are gathered together

…is there any point trying to do a full sung Eucharist with Gloria, Sanctus and four hymns just because that’s what the rota says we are going to do today?  This morning there were only 3 people in the congregation … Continue reading

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mummy taxi service

I have just estimated that if I take the children to all the places they need or want to be today I will have covered 120 miles and have spent nearly 6 hours of my day off in the car.  … Continue reading

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Right belief

My boss thinks that I don’t like St Paul.  He was laughing with me at my body language when someone was quoting from Paul some while back.  Actually, it wasn’t the content of what Paul was saying but the exclusive … Continue reading

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Fab family service

And what made it fab? For the first time, it was entirely created by a small team of people with no input from me. They told me what they wanted to do, how they were going to do it, what … Continue reading

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Always take a torch!

Its dark in the countryside.  It is a glorious thing that we do not have street lights here.  On a clear night the stars are especially twinkly. Tonight was not a clear night! Tonight there was no moon.  Tonight I … Continue reading

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Harvest supper 2010

I spent the afternoon helping to wheelbarrow the harvest produce from church to the village hall and preparing the tables.  It was a great communal activity with lots of laughter.  It is wonderful how this community comes together for a … Continue reading

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