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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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18/01/2016Please #pray for Ollie's family and friends at his funeral tomorrow at 11am, in Studley Parish Church - and for me as I lead the service.

17/01/2016RT @CoventryCanon: RT @revstevegold: Fun times with an outside snowy communion at Launde Abbey with @CoventryCanon and @extemegardener http…

17/01/2016RT @CoventryCanon: At beautiful Launde Abbey with Coventry curates, who are studying conflict & reconciliation...Really impressive group #H…

17/01/2016Just home from what is probably my final curates' conference... Sniff!

10/01/2016At Centre+Point this morning we are welcoming the Brownies for their birthday service: 10am, Parish Centre, Needle Close.

04/01/2016Buzzing after a great Studley Centre working group meeting. Excited about what God has in store - please #pray for us as we write the bid.

31/12/2015BBC website down: #firstworldproblem or sign of the #Apocalypse?

25/12/2015'The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel' (which means 'God with us'). Matt.1:23 #HappyChristmas



He may be mad, but there’s method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It’s what drives men mad, being methodical.

GK Chesterton