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Service & Self

Service & Self

I noticed something this morning, whilst attempting to allow my body to “find what feels good” on the yoga mat (thank you Adriene Mishler). It’s been a year or so since I started a daily prac...

Us and Them

Us and Them

It can be very easy to think in terms of us and them, but who do we think are Us?  At times of anxiety and crisis, we may find that the people we include as Us become somewhat reduced.  ...

A Poem for Lent

A Poem for Lent

Lent, by Luke   The shelves are bare, Is the batter better when it comes from humility? The ask is made, What will you give up in ...

Living in Love and Faith

Living in Love and Faith

As an Anglican priest I have the joy of being a member of my local deanery synod. Our deanery has about fourteen churches in it and the breadth of traditions is more or less covered, with parishes ...

LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month

‘There’s no representation.’ You’ll have heard these words before, perhaps you’ve said them, or shouted them. There are lots of reasons why LGBTQ+ representation isn’t what it s...

With Gratitude

With Gratitude

New Year, new me? New Year, new lockdown? New Year, same me, same lockdown, same, same, same… I try not to ascribe too much meaning to the turning of the hands to midnight...

Autumn

Autumn

There is a meme currently going around on Twitter (yes, I confess I am on there too much!) which says, “what from your childhood is indicative of who you are now?” The thought that first flashe...

Remembering A Black Queer Saint – Revd Dr Pauli Murray

Remembering A Black Queer Saint – Revd Dr Pauli Murray

“It may be that when historians look back on twentieth-century America, all roads will lead to Pauli Murray…Ci...

Zooming the Church Field

Zooming the Church Field

Throughout my life, I have been somewhat of a church shopper, having always felt that it is hard enough being a Christian without the requirement to pick sides. Surely, we are all facing the same w...

Retreat To Move Forward

Retreat To Move Forward

This blog was originally written for Worldly Wellbeing. It is 2020 and the validity of so called “gay ...

C of E Online Service

C of E Online Service

Dear Mr Nye, We, OneBodyOneFaith and WATCH, write to express our concern regarding the decision to invite the Revd Dr Lee Gatiss to lead this week’s Church of England online service. The ...

Methodist Conference and Same Sex Marriage

Methodist Conference and Same Sex Marriage

When I heard that this year's Methodist Conference wouldn't be able to meet physically and that as a result we wouldn't be able to debate and finally vote on the resolutions we passed last year on ...

Hope in Lockdown and Beyond

Hope in Lockdown and Beyond

One of the consequences of lockdown during this pandemic is the effect on people’s sense of wellbeing and mental health. For those involved in offering support through helplines, charitable servi...

Be Hot With Anger, But Do Not Boil Away…

Be Hot With Anger, But Do Not Boil Away…

The title of this blog is a quote from a piece written by the Bishop of Liverpool for Via Media News, an...

An Engagement in Lockdown

An Engagement in Lockdown

Last month, my partner and I got engaged. The Saturday evening I asked, I think it took us both by surprise. We were just starting to settle into life in lockdown, suddenly spending all our time to...

Dancing and Praying

Dancing and Praying

A reflection for Maundy Thursday, leading to Good Friday:   They’re always dancing, those two. No matter the time of day, music or not, surrounded by oth...

Holy Week

Holy Week

  “On the night he was betrayed.”  Familiar words from most communion services.  At the heart of Holy Week, the greatest week of the Church’s life, stands betrayal.   Ou...

Avoiding The News

Avoiding The News

I have a confession to make – I’m avoiding the news. All of last year I was an avid watcher of Newsnight and reader of Guardian online (a cliché I know!). The slightest reference to developmen...

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

This year was the first time I can remember Shrove Tuesday coinciding with my Birthday – which will now tell you all exactly when I celebrate that auspicious occasion. I love pancakes (lemon juic...

LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month

The approximately 172 days of January have passed, and we’ve made it into February. For those of us in the UK, that means it’s LGBTQ+ History Month, which exists to raise the profile of the oft...

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