The Kitchen Table

There I stood at the door unaware my presence was already known, confused that I was expected, yet basking in the scent of baking bread beckoning me home. The cooking pot on the stove was larger than I had ever seen, animatedly exhaling the scent of pure love, bowed adoration bubbling from within. The radio... Continue Reading →

Shaking the Dust

Ancient custom decrees shaking shoe dust at unwelcome faces. Unspoken communication such as this seeks to acknowledge hostility which replaces delightful hospitality, where shoe shakes supersede handshakes! Such tradition comes not without trepidation, hesitation before final demonstration of submission to one’s wishes What brought me to stand at your door and desperately shake dust off... Continue Reading →

Invitation to Abundance

As I prepared my sermon for today around the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand, I was prayerfully transported back to Cuddesdon. Only months earlier we had used this passage for a Eucharist with children. They had designed, or at least had a say in, most of the service; they had chosen to... Continue Reading →

The One and Only…

#654 A #popular local attraction and amazing to see so many people flock to the one and only Cuddesdon #churchfete for a #senseofcommunity #tradition or perhaps just #intrigue Nevertheless, it was fantastic to see so many people in one place, enjoying the beautiful #surroundings and #hospitality

Tea ceremony 

#526 #machamoment 魔茶 #japaneseteaceremony is a beautiful way to show #hospitality through tradition and ritual. It's giving the best you have and observing appropriate etiquette on what to say and what not to say. It's really lovely to prepare as I consider how Jesus contributed to hospitality at the #weddingatcana for my #sundaysermon #john2v1to11 

Posada

#514 #posada2016 #maryandjoseph came to stay with us today and were welcomed with a cup of tea with their previous host. Taking time to enjoy one another's company is a lovely gift to give and receive, especially at #christmas. #Thanks to Rosie for this photograph. 

Hospitality 

#438 #hospitality today in the form of #openday. It is always a #pleasure to welcome prospective ordinands into this space that we are privileged to look after! Today I #pray for all exploring #priestlyvocations as well as those discerning next steps. May they hear God's voice above all else. Amen. 

You’re in my seat!

#380 This is a perfect example of #youreinmyseat...cats are so territorial, part of me wants to question why, and then I looks round #localpubs, #restaurants with regular customers, my Dad at #home and even #church. It seems that so many of us are guilty of finding a spot we like, for whatever reason, and sticking... Continue Reading →

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