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Psalm 30: I will praise you for ever

David wrote Psalm 30 for the dedication of the Temple, praising God for helping and healing him when David called for help. He calls on the people to praise God, for his anger is only temporary. more →

23/08/2012 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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18/04/2015RT @SophyRidgeSky: Telegraph letters on top form as usual #GE2015

05/04/2015I really enjoyed this morning's packed service in Studley. Great singing everyone! There was a real buzz.

05/04/2015#EasterMeans receiving forgiveness of sins through Jesus' name (Acts 10.43).

04/04/2015UK deficit graph

04/04/2015RT @GeorgeAylett: 'Labour got us into this mess' Oh really? Learn the facts. Spread this far and wide. #leadersdebate

03/04/2015Our final Good Friday service is tonight at Mappleborough Green Church, at 7.30pm.

03/04/2015Come and join us for an hour at the cross, in Studley Parish Church, starting at 2pm.

03/04/2015The outdoor Good Friday service at the crosses on Haye Lane starts at noon today. Please feel free to park on the field, even if it's muddy.

03/04/2015This morning the walk of witness starts at Studley Methodist Church at 9.30am, and will take approx. two hours to walk around the village.



"Do you want to believe in the living Christ?" says Barth. "We may believe in him only if we believe in his corporeal resurrection. This is the content of the New Testament. We are always free to reject it, but not to modify it, nor to pretend that the New Testament tells something else. We may accept or refuse the message, but we may not change it."

Karl Barth - Witness to an ancient truth