Category Archives: Duty

On Hearing Hard Truths

When I was fifteen, I was at a church youth camp where there were about 600 young people. We were having a lovely time. Then we were visited by Evan Jones, the minister from an inner city parish. He said … Continue reading

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Beginning Again With a Young Horse Speaks to Me In Retirement of Humility

Today I went riding again. My friend, who has the horses made the following suggestion “Here is Hattie. Would you like to be responsible for training her? She does not work ‘on the bit’ yet, but she needs work of … Continue reading

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A Thought About Buying Equipment: A Chrysalis Reflects On Its State.

One of the things that has been a part of my life as a priest, is that my wish to ‘have a shed’ has been put on hold: until now! Moving around from parish to parish, means that sometimes there … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Living: From Bows and Arrows to Retirement

When we were growing up, we used to play ‘bows and arrows’. To get good arrows, we spent our pocket money to buy good, thin doweling, and to put proper flights on them. On occasion, our arrows went over the … Continue reading

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Reflections On Leaving A Congregation

    This is my last reflection from Montreux. It is one of the hardest ones to write because there are so many options. I remember the time when the question of my being ordained was to be decided. I … Continue reading

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‘Living Before the Face of God’ More Reports from the Front

They say that one of the factors that a person should add to their ‘stress quotient’ is ‘going on holidays’. I came back from holidays remembering some great times, but  also being aware of those times when I had not … Continue reading

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