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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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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? https://t.co/yEirq1Gygf #FarageUnresigns http://t.co/TQhSO7o8F7

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

10/05/2015Lots on today - please #pray for our services of communion, morning worship, Centre+Point and baptism, then evensong this afternoon.

06/05/2015Gotta love the A435 traffic!

05/05/2015Please #pray for family of Theo Prichett whose funeral is at 9.30am in Redditch Crematorium. Memorial service later, at 3.30pm in Oldberrow.

03/05/2015I'm preaching a codeine-powered sermon at the Mappleborough All-age Celebration at 10am - on forgiveness and the unmerciful servant.

02/05/2015RT @JustinWelby: Delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a healthy new baby girl. Wishing every blessing and happiness.

02/05/2015Please #pray for Sam and Jess, who are getting married in Studley at noon today, and for me as I take the service.

 

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Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.

Andy Rooney