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Pause for Thought …

As some of you know I have recently written 8 Pause for Thoughts for Radio 2. They will be going out over July and August, at slightly unpredictable hours! But you can catch up with them here …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p015nm0y/clips Happy … Continue reading

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Conversion Therapy

‘Gay Conversion Therapies’ to be banned as part of LGBT equality plan says today’s government plan, spearheaded by Equalities Minister Penny Mordaunt. This follows a similar idea (controversially) adopted by the General Synod of the Church of England last year. … Continue reading

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Fire and Fury

I have been a committed opponent of nuclear weapons for many years but the recent fire and brimstone of President Donald Trump has for me strengthened the case against holding a nuclear arsenal. There is of course a strong moral … Continue reading

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Who are we kidding? An Ash Wednesday lament …

For many months I’ve been looking for a word to sum up a growing sense of despair and disillusionment with how we see sexual intimacy in 21st century Britain. Today is the first time since the Second World War that … Continue reading

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A great big Chesham Thank you to …. Dee Atkinson

Dee is a complete star. That’s just how it is. She is one of the hardest working, most humble, kindest people that I know. Always spotting what needs to be done, always getting on with things, always going the extra … Continue reading

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For all those helping out this Christmas …

Friends, this is for everyone who has already said ‘Yes, I’ll help’ and those who are about to! You know that Christmas is a fevered month of activity on all fronts, including church life. This is for everyone who has … Continue reading

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Foodbanks make Harvest better

I’ve been doing Harvest assemblies and celebrations for 22 years. I think they’re much richer and more authentic now, and Foodbanks are partly responsible. Harvest celebrations used to be overshadowed by nostalgia and a vague guilt that we were losing … Continue reading

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