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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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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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A city without walls …

Last week a member of the public had a car accident which took out part of the churchyard wall (up by the Guide Hut). We were glad to hear initial reports that there was no serious injury and wish the … Continue reading

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Worth the risk?

How much have you spent on gambling in the last year? Seriously? According to the latest figures, we lost £500 per household in the 12 months up to September 2015. Or if you like big numbers, £12.6 bn.  And that’s … Continue reading

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Of course war is not glorious …

100 years on from the Somme Saturday and Sunday just past brought very powerful and poignant reminders that this year marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. On Saturday Naomi & I went walking out in Pednor – … Continue reading

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Filling the gap …?

On Sunday evening we had a very moving service in church. It was primarily for Chesham people who are grieving the loss of someone they love. Once a year, we put on this service and invite the families we’ve got … Continue reading

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