February 20, 2020

Vicar’s Reflection: All at sea. OS 7, 23rd February 2020

When you are at sea there are no roads or traffic signs. There are rules of seamanship that govern how ships behave when they encounter each

other on the high seas. Ships are meant to pass to the right (starboard)...

February 14, 2020

Vicar’s Reflection:  Ordinary Sunday 6, 16th February 2020

Someone once challenged me with the question: “Can you prove the existence of God?”; implying that if I could then he would believe. As often happens with questions like this, the way it is framed creates a prob...

February 7, 2020

Vicar’s Reflection: Just one tick! Ordinary Sunday 5, 9th February 2020

I use lists. Sometimes I write them down, sometimes they are just in my head. A written list is best, provided you don’t lose it. This happened to a certain Catholic lady out shopping once. She had...

January 23, 2020

Vicar’s Reflection: Go fish. 3rd of Epiphany, 26th January 2020

Peter, Andrew, James and John were called by Jesus to leave their nets, follow him and catch people, not fish. A sudden and enthusiastic change of direction!  Did they understand what they were leaving behi...

January 17, 2020

Vicar’s Reflection: The Cat’s Pyjamas. 2nd of Epiphany, 12th January 2020

Well sadly, the Apostrophe Protection Society was disbanded in December last year. The Society was formed to preserve the correct use of this very useful but poorly understood punctuation mark. I...

January 9, 2020

Vicar’s Reflection: Baptism of Jesus. [2nd of Epiphany], 12th January 2020

Baptism is about new beginnings. In the world of business or industry the terms ‘baptism’ or ‘christening’ are used to mark the beginning of a new venture or overcoming first difficulties (baptis...

January 2, 2020

Vicar’s Reflection: Divine disclosure. The Epiphany, 5th January 2020

We have lived with God’s disclosure in Christ for so long that we take it for granted. Just before Christmas I was standing in line at the checkout waiting to pay for some festive supplies. There was...

December 23, 2019

Vicar’s Reflection: Christmas Day, 25th December 2019

The joy and delight of Christmas can be overshadowed by the seemingly endless tales of conflict, suffering and woe we see on our various newsfeeds. It can seem that our own influence on the great affairs of the world...

December 23, 2019

Vicar’s Reflection: . Christmas Eve, 24th December 2019

Lord, it is night. The night is for stillness. Let us be still in the presence of God.

It is night after a long day. What has been done has been done; what has not been done has not been done; let it be. The night i...

December 19, 2019

Vicar’s Reflection: Love bumbles on. Advent 4, 22nd December 2019

“There is a right way and a wrong way to do things, and then again, there is my way!” A rumoured saying of a certain football coach. The laws of aero-dynamics suggest that wings have to be a certain shape...

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