Joy and delight

This week's gospel reading reminds us of Jesus' words: "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."John 15:12 It seems so simple and easy and yet, as those gathered for Zoom Church this morning agreed, it is perhaps not so easy when we think about all of our interactions;... Continue Reading →

Photographic Journal: April

Prayerful Triduum Good Friday pilgrimage...still noticing signs of hope Welcoming the light A rare sight Peace in the distance The Peace Pagoda Trapped along the Gyosei Art Trail Simplicity Fear begins to fade New life blooms Spring lamb Bounding with joy Cool light of the evening Inquisitive Focusing on the local The beauty of birdsong... Continue Reading →

Photographic Journal: March

Coffee break Winding roads Lone barn Negative space Prayer Birds Journalling Rare empty desk Fabulous book Steady growth Whiston Working day Yearning for Japan Spring is in the air Window light Serenity of swans Mandarin duck encounter Daffodils Tree cathedral Blooming blossom Anniversary potatoes Rectory garden Bloom Feeding time... Brave soul Sunset Blossom in the... Continue Reading →

Our reflection in others…

Peter the disciple reflected in others Stained glass windows go with the territory of being a priest with a multi-parish benefice. This particular window is a prominent reminder of God’s call on my life - St Peter keeps cropping up along the way. Also though, I can see in myself some of the qualities of... Continue Reading →

Photographic Journal: February

Nourishment of correspondence by letter Working from home Joy of choosing magazines Puzzling patterns Fragility of life A regular visitor Companionship Bow down and worship Wisdom of trees Crocuses Golden hour Rainbow of hope The unknown road ahead Potting on Waking from a long sleep Birthday - not birthday - cake Awe and wonder Self-examination... Continue Reading →

A time to examine ourselves

Looking back and looking forwards This week marked the beginning of lent, that time where typically Christians enter into a time of self-examination and penitence. As I prepared for a short online Ash Wednesday service, I was reminded of how much we have all sacrificed over the last twelve months...when thinking about 'giving something up,'... Continue Reading →

Photographic Journal: January

Crisp mornings The bottom of the garden Foggy day Intricate weaving Looking ahead Tree therapy Embers Loneliness Understanding the journey of others Difficult decisions Afternoon walks The road ahead Nostalgia of the lamp-post Red sky at night...shepherds delight Pearls of sun Surprisingly warm day Rays of hope Seeking nourishment Snow day Gleeful, joyful play Seeking... Continue Reading →

‘Do whatever he tells you’

On the third Sunday of Epiphany our gospel reading is an account of the wedding in Cana. Mary, the mother of Jesus, as well as Jesus and his disciples, were present at the wedding...as were a number of other guests, yet the wine had run out. The wedding is centre stage for Jesus' first miracle.... Continue Reading →

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