Category Archives: Simply Simon

Harvest wisdom

I was very lucky to take part in an excellent Harvest assembly at Godstowe School in High Wycombe today. Just the right mixture of creativity, lovely music, laughing, praying and stopping for a moment to think about our wonderful world … Continue reading

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What’s missing?

I’ve just started reading a fascinating book by Frost and Hirsch called ‘The Shaping of Things to Come’. It was recommended by Nick Cuthbert, the speaker on our Day Away a few weeks ago. A quote from D.H. Lawrence, writing … Continue reading

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Revive

I used a prayer at our Harvest Service yesterday that struck a deep chord with many there. It’s a brilliant prayer. Not mine, of course. I stumbled across it on my sabbatical and wrote it down in my prayer journal. … Continue reading

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See you Sunday?

So we need to get a couple of things straight right away. I’ve just had 3 months’ sabbatical, with lots of chance to rest and no ‘Sunday responsibilities’. And, as I’ve been reminded so many times, I’m a vicar, so … Continue reading

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What is a good year for a Foodbank?

We had a Trustee’s meeting this morning for Chiltern Foodbank. Many people locally know about Foodbank, are highly supportive it, and very generous in giving to it. Thank you. But a growing number know about Chiltern Foodbank (and the many … Continue reading

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The best of days

A thousand thank you’s to everyone who came and helped out at our fantastic Day Away on Saturday. What a day! It was the Chilterns at its bright and beautiful best, in the perfect location down at Restore Hope Latimer. … Continue reading

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It’s all about you!?

(with thanks to Giles Fraser’s thought-provoking article on celebrity funerals) On Sunday we had an open day at St. Mary’s and borrowed back from the Bucks County Archive some of our baptism, wedding and burial registers going back to the … Continue reading

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Where do we start?

On Thursday evening I met with Najoua and Stuart Houidi-Worrell, and their delightful 2 year old son, Joseph. I have been following their story on Facebook and in The Bucks Examiner and wanted to hear how this Chesham family are … Continue reading

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