Posts from November 2017

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November 2017

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Mind: Blown I have a weather station in my garden that is connected to a controller in my study, which in turn connects to my computer and uploads weather data to a global weather database called Weather Underground (you can see real time weather information from my garden on their website). My interest in weather […]

October 2017

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Oh dear, what can I say? How often have we thought that or heard that said when we’ve been told something sad, bad or worrying news? Words often fail us and we almost go into a panic mode in case we have to say something before we’ve thought it through. Maybe the facts that words […]

September 2017

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I was born in the mid-195os and during career in IT saw the transition from computers that filled basements to the desktop personal computer. I was involved in making that happen in the company I worked for in the 1980s and loved it. I embrace technology, believing it to simply be a tool which is […]

August 2017

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FIFTY YEARS A LAY READER. It was in 1967 that my vicar at the time asked me to become a Lay Reader: the parish was Sonning (near Reading) and the vicar’s name was Robin Brutton. I did not feel I could possibly refuse; and so began 50 years of duty and obligation. Therefore, looking back, […]

July 2017

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I am writing this on the day after the General Election which saw a major change in the balance of seats in the UK Parliament. It was quite a surprise to all of us – expert and novice alike – and reflects and echoes the turbulent and unpredictable political landscape here and elsewhere in the […]

June 2017

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I’m writing this Pastoral Letter after returning from a weekend singing with a choir in both of the Liverpool Cathedrals. The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral is modern, round and has some stunning artwork. The Anglican Cathedral is the biggest in the country. It is huge! It also has some beautiful artwork. Cathedrals have long been […]

May 2017

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The wedding season is upon us once more. There are wedding fairs all over the country almost every weekend as couples look for inspiration, ideas, products and services. From cakes to caterers, drinks to dresses, hen and stag dos to honeymoons, stationery to shoes, everything you could ever need or want or desire can be […]

April 2017

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  “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15 v13.” There are many amazing people through history who have done just that. I want to tell you of one of them. Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Franciscan friar whose church provided shelter to thousands of refugees […]

March 2017

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Well, what a tumultuous start to 2017 we have seen in the political world. President Donald Trump is just a few weeks into his term of office as I write this, and whatever your political views, there is much controversy surrounding his style of leadership. I follow him on Twitter (@realDonalTrump and now @POTUS President […]

February 2017

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I recently visited a friend who has moved from London to Greatstone . She is now coming to terms with having a mile and a half round trip to the nearest post box, learning how the Council deal with refuse/recycling and not having a major shopping centre ‘on the doorstep.’ She is thrilled to be […]