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What I did on my sabbatical

I remember it as a ritual of primary school life, an acknowledgement that the summer break was over and the new term had begun: the writing of a few sentences, and the drawing of a picture, under the wobbly heading, … Continue reading

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Adrian Chatfield on ‘Making good use of the season of Lent’

Adrian Chatfield writes: The development of Lent is something of a mystery, and scholars are divided on its origins. We know, however, what we have now: a 40 day period of fasting, reflection and preparation for the celebration of Christ’s … Continue reading

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Kigali visit: before setting off

A small group from the diocese of Ely are setting off for Rwanda tomorrow, where will be guests of the diocese of Kigali.  I have the privilege of being one of them, representing the Lordsbridge Team of Churches.  One of … Continue reading

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Drawing on ancient wisdom: re-imagining the Christian community

The cloister, the refectory, the chapel, the cell, these are places in a well ordered monastery. We see their remains when we visit cathedrals and abbeys. But what are their contemporary equivalents now? Can we learn from the life and … Continue reading

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Dry Drayton Classroom Crosses

Dry Drayton school and Dry Drayton church are collaborating on a project to put a cross in each of the three classrooms.  We have, together, chosen crosses that have links to three local saints so that the children can learn … Continue reading

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Mindful of September

This article was written for Dry Drayton News, September 2017. The summer holidays have ended and new terms are starting. In the villages we hear again the voices of children in the school field. The farm fields are cut to … Continue reading

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