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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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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:…

22/06/2015And the DCCs begin again this week: Mappleborough tonight and Studley tomorrow. Please pray for good (and succinct!) discussions.

20/06/2015Please #pray for Adrian and Sarah, who are getting married at 1pm this afternoon in Mappleborough Green.

03/06/2015School assemblies / collective worship this morning: thinking about Proverbs. And teaching a song guaranteed to get children over-excited.

01/06/2015It was great to see lots of people at the joint service at Mappleborough yesterday - if you weren't there, make sure you come next time!

20/05/2015Learning all about clergy personal safety today.

19/05/2015How much Karl Barth can one curate get into one sermon on Trinity Sunday?

12/05/2015RT @m_maclennan: Was Nigel Farage just trolling us all along? #FarageUnresigns

11/05/2015Putting the services rota in my diary and hit August... ahhh nothing for the first three weeks except honeymooning!



The word ‘politics’ is derived from the word ‘poly’, meaning ‘many’, and the word ‘ticks’, meaning ‘blood sucking parasites’.

Larry Hardiman