For some reason, a lot of people on my Facebook friends list seem to have been under the impression that the Summer Solstice was today. They’re being somewhat premature; it’s not until tomorrow. 16:39 UTC tomorrow, to be precise (that’s 5:39pm British Summer Time).
(OK, yes, I know that technically the C of E doesn’t call it that any more and we use the term “vacancy”, but I like the old forms and terms, dammit! I also prefer the BCP over CW, because I’m weird like that.) Since the Reverend Simon Heathfield departed St Mary’s last Autumn to take … Continue reading
I was 4 years old when Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister on the 4th of May, 1979. I was just under two months away from my 18th birthday when she was ousted from power in November 1990. I first voted in my first ever General Election in 1992, when John Major led the Conservatives back … Continue reading
I’ve started a new Facebook page for this blog; you can find it here. At the moment it only has selective reposts of entries from the blog, but I’m intending to use it as a place to post interesting little links & snippets that perhaps don’t quite merit a full blog post to themselves but … Continue reading
Even as a Christian, my beliefs have always been rather on the heretical side. I don’t take the Old Testament as “gospel” truth but a bunch of hazily-connected creation myths (the Tower of Babel for instance turns up with variations in many ancient cultures, as do legends of an ancient flood; the Ark could not … Continue reading
Last Wednesday I was part of something very special; something I’ve never done before, in more ways than one. Doubtless by now many readers will have seen the news reports on the news, in papers or heard on the radio that on Wednesday evening, a group of more than 30 singers congregated outside St Paul’s … Continue reading
Noted pagan author and theologian Isaac Bonewits is nearing the end of his battle with colon cancer. His wife Phaedra posted on Facebook on Monday that he is at home for the end as he had wished, and his brothers and sisters were on their way to say goodbye. Bonewits was ordained as a Neo-druid … Continue reading