Category Archives: Simply Simon

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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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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