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Long Hot Summer

Published on Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:47
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Long hot summer awaiting us? Who knows? We have just had an hour of intense rain and it’s very difficult to tell what’s doing with this afternoon, let alone the season ahead. We can plan and prepare for various potential out comes in life, while never...

United, Not Divided

Published on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:51
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Today is the first day that I have decided not to spend several hours at the cordon of Grenfell Tower. Yesterday turned out to be the most significant day yet. After I had spent time in the Clement James Centre, I met my good friend Simon Downham, vicar...

In the Garden

Published on Wed, 31 May 2017 15:33
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One of the most beautiful places I have ever been to is the Garden of Gethsemane. I took this photograph when I was there earlier this month on a tour of Israel with Museum of the Bible. I had time to sit down and think about the contrast of the loveliness...


Published on Thu, 11 May 2017 16:51
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Beautiful, aren’t they? Yet, this photograph was not taken in the land of the thistle where I come from in Scotland, but in Israel where I was travelling earlier this month. In fact, these plants cause a great deal of difficulty for farmers all over...

Seeking the Kingdom

Published on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:59
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The Lamborghini parked next to St Simon’s does not belong to the vicar. If I’m honest, I cannot remember a time when I have wished for a fast car but there have been plenty of other ridiculous day-dreams which have eaten in my everyday living! When I...