From my experience it would appear that the Church of England is very good at beginnings and endings but completely incompetent in dealing with the middle bits.
TUESDAY THE SEVENTEENTH OF OCTOBER, 2017 OPENING PRAYER O Lord, in whom is the truth, help us, we entreat you, to speak the truth in love, to hate a lie, to eschew exaggeration, inaccuracy, affectation. Yea, though tribulation or persecution … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
From “Down and Out in Paris and London” by George Orwell (1933): At half past eight Paddy took me to the Embankment, where a clergyman was known to distribute meal tickets once a week. Under Charing Cross Bridge fifty men … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
TUESDAY THE TENTH OF OCTOBER, 2017 OPENING PRAYER Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Today is World Mental Health Day The following is the text of an email I have sent to the bishops of Durham and Newcastle. They will dismiss it as the ravings of a mad man because it easier for them … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
MONDAY THE NINTH OF OCTOBER, 2017 * Vida Dutton Scudder, Wilfred Grenfell * OPENING PRAYER O Lord, lift up the light of your countenance upon us: let your peace rule in our hearts and may it be our strength and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]