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 →
These photographs represent the first week of our Advent Photography Challenge - where is God in these photographs? Where is the anticipation of Advent? What words do they make you think of?
Remembering This week I have been reminded of the importance of stopping and being attentive, noticing the echoes of God in the world around. The last few weeks have been somewhat hectic as I have tried to get settled into my new parishes, and get to know people, amidst the strange times of social distancing.... Continue Reading →
Whispers of the hope of Easter It has struck me over the Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday) that our emotions in this current state of lockdown are perhaps heightened to something more like that of the disciples as they watched Jesus, and all of their hopes, crucified all of those years ago.... Continue Reading →
...Mother, providing for the needs of her young... ...Rock or solid ground on which to depend... ...A glimpse of light amongst a sea of shadows. What images would you use to describe God?
I've been thinking a lot about the way death is held and handled in the natural world, how different that may be to our various societal approaches to death, and possible reasons for this. It seems that life can flow through aspects of the natural world that have died and are decaying. New light can... Continue Reading →
The following was written as a response to accompanying someone in the last moments of their life. I have remembered it this week in response to leading an All Souls service where the veil between heaven and earth felt quite thin at times... Liminal space One meets another Heaven Earth Time Stillness Light Darkness Human... Continue Reading →
I've been reading The Lonely City, which has seemed apt to be reading in the week of World Mental Health Day on 10th October. How is it that the loneliest places can often be the busiest places, where people go virtually unnoticed? We live life so quickly that it is possible to avoid meaningful conversations with anyone when... Continue Reading →
This week has felt rather busy, and as I look back I can see that I have definitely been guilty of cramming too much into my diary and therefore failing to give real time to anything. It has struck me that this is very much the way of our modern world: fit as much as... Continue Reading →