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Glory in Despair

This morning I read Psalm 88 as part of Morning Prayer. It is a song of isolation, rejection, trouble, and - probably - depression. The psalmist cries to God and yet God stays hidden. He lists his troubles, and yet hears no answer; unlike many psalms... more →

09/10/2015 Bible


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‘I became a man’

When I was at primary school in East Hull, our deputy head-teacher – Mr Jones – had a sign on the wall of his classroom, which said, ‘School days are the happiest days of your life.’ more →

29/12/2014 1 Corinthians 13.1-13


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In the summer of 2013 I left my IT job (writing web software) and moved house to start a training post to be a vicar. Rather than go straight from one to the other, I decided to go via Western USA and Canada, in a convertible Ford Mustang.


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I’ve had a website since the late 1990s, and it has changed rather dramatically over the years.  This section contains some of my favourite bits of my old sites, and some of the most viewed.  (At least, it will when it is finished!)


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I was born in Oxford while my father was doing his vicar training at Wycliffe Hall – where I also did my own vicar training, twenty-three years later!  As I grew up in a Christian family, God has always been quite naturally at the centre of my life. 


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16/10/2015Challenging article by Giles Fraser: we must do to our churches what Beeching did to the railways

14/10/2015Guys this is the sort of thing we'd love to do in Studley: check it out @thebarnscafe

13/10/2015The Parish Centre proposal document is available on our website here: Please discuss and #pray about it.

12/10/2015Really encouraged by the Centre+Point service yesterday - buzzing with people and activity!

07/10/2015Nice to see the back of my head (and @Reddipotter's). Exciting stuff from @cofebirmingham.

03/10/2015RT @peterknightblog: Being English: 1 Invent a game, 2 Get the world to play it, 3 Get the world to play it better than you, 4 Invite the w…

03/10/2015RT @IbrahimMogra: Off to Stafford Upon Avon for Coventry Cathedral Curates Training at Walton Hall #InterFaith #ReligiousLiteracy

06/07/2015Messy Church on Sunday at 4.30pm, in Studley St Mary's CE Academy, New Road. Craft, picnic (outside, weather permitting) story and songs.

25/06/2015RT @lambethpalace: Read @JustinWelby on Jesus, generosity and why capitalism needs to include everyone:…



The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.

Bertrand Russell