Category Archives: Weekly Reflections at St. John’s Montreux

On The Loss of Trust In Institutions

Lately, I have become aware of this mantra recently. I say “Wow! I’m glad I am not caught up in that!”. The situation goes like this. I am watching the television, and hear about a bank foreclosing on the loan … Continue reading

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Spending ‘Spiritual Capital’ as a Clergyman

The recent discussion about gun availability has reminded us about the brave move by the Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, in buying back many of the country’s guns, and so helping to decrease the number of mass shootings in Australia, … Continue reading

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V, Journeys and the Eucharist

I happened to catch the advertising blurb for the TV programme “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’. The show is of the ‘reality TV’ genre where a group of people are put onto an island from which there … 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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How ‘Being a Bother’ Can Be A Good Thing

How many phone calls have you had that begin with the phrase ‘I’m sorry to bother you…but.” The person ringing feels as though to claim the time of another person is to be a ‘bother’ to them. Maybe they feel … Continue reading

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Some More on the ‘Liturgy’ of the Catwalk, and the ‘Liturgy’ of the Eucharist

have written once before about the channel ‘Fashion TV’. A friend of mine told me recently that many people sort of ‘surf past’ it and watch the channel for shorts bursts at a time. I am one of them. Recently, … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts On Liturgy: An Incomplete Image and The Common Cup

I am re-reading Margaret Visser’s book on St. Agnes’ Outside the Walls Church in Rome “The Geometry of Love”. It’s a wonderfully rich book, and I can thoroughly recommend it. As it happens, I myself  have been reflecting on a … Continue reading

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