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Together in Unity Appeal

Together in Unity Appeal

  A special initiative called “Together in Unity” has been launched by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive damage to communities throughout the world.   In many places, the pandemic is still growing or nearing its… Read more


A Consultation, and a New Appointment

A Consultation, and a New Appointment

The Climate Change Bill Consultation is now complete.  Responses were due by 01 September: a suitable date, heralding a new month and the gradual evolution of one season into another.  The responses to the Consultation will now be collated and analysed and will play their part in shaping… Read more


A Mother and a Son

A Mother and a Son

As human beings, we are called to live in relationship.  First of all, we have to live in a loving relationship with our own self, and that can be difficult enough when we are so readily distracted by our inner emotions and anxieties.  Beyond that, we seek to live in… Read more


UPDATE - Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

UPDATE - Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

It is with sadness, although perhaps at this stage not with great surprise, that it now seems likely we will have to postpone the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land proposed for 30 November – 10 December this year. November’s pilgrimages are (at the time of writing) still showing… Read more


Memorials and Memorialisation

Memorials and Memorialisation

This blog is most certainly not the final word, and indeed it’s hard to know if there can be a final word on such a subject as this.  Rather, it offers some first thoughts on memorialisation in churches which bears upon slave-trading.  I begin by thanking colleagues who have already… Read more


A Dean, an Archdeacon, and an Anniversary

A Dean, an Archdeacon, and an Anniversary

Sometimes, out walking in the hills, you see your destination in the distance.  That may be an encouragement, or it could be daunting, depending on how far you still have to go.  But you can also look back to see where you started from, and that is often a very… Read more