Keeping oneself in perspective

Yesterday I sat in the church where I am now serving, St Matthew's Salford Priors. I contemplated the East Window. After a while, stepping closer, I saw it was put in place and/or dedicated to the memory of Samuel Garrard who was priest here for 41 years. I wanted to know some more about him... Continue Reading →

Christmas Greeting Letter

To make up for our lack in the Christmas card department, we offer you this little video of out-takes from an attempt to create a video of us reading a Christmas story for children linked to our church's Facebook group. We did actually succeed in making the video in the end (but the dog, not... Continue Reading →

The Gifts – Book Review

It's a really scary thing to write a book, especially a fictional book. It's like opening a door in your mind and letting everyone see inside! So I am full of admiration for my friend Cathy Hemsley who has published this story, which you can buy here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gifts-Cathy-Hemsley/dp/B0962N5GRJ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2T3CL2SJ0Q01B&dchild=1&keywords=the+gifts+cathy+hemsley&qid=1628244016&sprefix=The+Gifts+Cathy%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-1 It's a fantasy type story in that... Continue Reading →

Something that holds everything together

Physicists have been looking for some time for the 'theory of everything'. The theory of everything is a hypothetical framework explaining all known physical phenomena in the universe. Basically there are a set of scientific rules that explain very large objects (relativity) and there are another set of understandings (quantum mechanics) which 'explains' how very... Continue Reading →

Outward Change

What makes a new place feel like 'home'? After the last blog on 'inward change' this one is simply about our recent changes with not too much in the way of deeper reflection. It's mostly for those of you who have followed our progress through our recent move but haven't managed to visit us yet.... Continue Reading →

Inward Change

Part book review (The Midnight Library by Matt Haig) part reflection on finding yourself in a new location. When it comes to moving, I do have fair amount of experience: I think I moved 5 times before the age of 10, most of which were over thousands of miles and since we've been married we... Continue Reading →

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