A Vicar of Villages

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  • Being an online prophet.

    14th Oct 2019 by

    “Learn the lesson that, if you are to do the work of a prophet, what you need is not a sceptre but a hoe.” — Bernard of Clairvaux What follows was written a good few years ago, but as my first post of this new blog, I hope it gives some idea as to why… Read more

  • A vision revisited

    3rd May 2021 by

    On holiday around Easter 2012, I was in Scarborough and had a vision. Here it is again, but with a few thoughts about how this seems to me 9 years later, and especially as we consider how church communities and networks might appear in the light of Covid19. An immense shape appears – so huge… Read more

  • Now

    26th Apr 2021 by

    Now Now.Time flies:Fast over rocks,Slow over the deeps.Broadly over big sky vistas;Through narrow channels in picturesque uplands.A snapshot alone: the moment;The ‘now’ isn’t grasped.It washes past,Not surfed:Held. Note: this is a multiple palindromic poem and, because we like to measure (that is, ascribe numbers to) time, there is also a mathematical structure to this beyond… Read more

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