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Under a dark cloud

The past few weeks have been characterised by feeling as though I were sitting under a dark cloud. K brought home some variety of virus shortly after the start of the new term that promptly hit David, Freda and I. He and Freda had the more flu-like symptoms, whereas I had the cold from hell … Continue reading

On the outside looking in

At the weekly session at the Bakers’ on Thursday, everyone was discussing Sunday’s ordination service. People were describing it as wonderful, uplifting, stunning, awe-inspiring and discussing how they felt. I felt as though I had missed out on something beautiful, even though I was physically present at exactly the same event as they were. It … Continue reading

Ordination Day

This morning, Ken Ashton – the new curate who started at St.Mary’s a year ago – was ordained along with 5 others as priests by the Right Reverend David Hawkins, Bishop of Barking and Chelmsford, at St.Mary’s. I haven’t been attending services recently, just the Bible study group round at the Bakers’ (a little quiet … Continue reading

Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice occurred this morning at 5:45am GMT. I wasn’t at Stonehenge to see the sun rise, though apparently 36,500 people were. Nor, later in the morning, was I at church. I was at home instead. On this, the Longest Day (and thus, last night was the Shortest Night), I find myself caught between … Continue reading

Eve of Pentecost

The actual anniversary of my baptism was May 11th, but Pentecost is a little later this year; it’s tomorrow – so as of tomorrow, it will be a full Church year since the morning I was baptised. It rather looks as though the weather tomorrow will recapture that day last year; bright, sunny and warm. … Continue reading

A Dark Night

They say that the night seems darkest just before the dawn. They also say that pride comes before a fall. Time does not record who these mysterious “they” are; undoubtedly different authors in both cases, and yet the sayings persist – cliches, yes, but only because the test of time has made them so. Last … Continue reading

hiatus explained

It’s been quite a while since last I posted; my last post was back in May, and here we are now in October. I hadn’t intended such a lengthy hiatus over the summer, but then again I hadn’t anticipated an old demon rearing its ugly head once more; depression. I’ve been prone to depression all … Continue reading

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