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Brilliant Advent Calendar

Advent Nativity Calendar

I recently bought an Advent Calendar with a difference. It looks like the image below. Each day of December, you take out a new piece and slot it into its numbered place on the oval base. 1 December: a palm tree 2 December: another palm tree 3 December: a donkey … 17 December: an Angel… Continue Reading



Arrival – American science fiction film Director: Denis Villeneuve Writer: Eric Heisserer Based on: “Story of Your Life”; short story by Ted Chiang Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Tzi Ma. Trust me on two things: 1) Go and see this film 2) Go, knowing as little as possible. Don’t even… Continue Reading

Saint Hugh of Lincoln

Hugh of Lincoln

Anybody who has been following this website for some time knows my interest (read obsession) with Carthusians, and how we might learn from them, and live some of what they focus on – but outside cloister walls. Hugh of Lincoln (1135/40 – 16 November 1200), a Carthusian who went on to live the busy life… Continue Reading

A Second Hymn For St Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

I was recently sent a hymn for the Feast of Mary Magdalene with permission to share this on this site. The lyrics are by Lucy Nanson. The suggested tune is an arrangement by Betty Pulkingham of a Ghana folk song. The lyrics of Lucy Nanson’s hymn are here. The Saint Helena Breviary also has a… Continue Reading

25 Years A Priest


I was ordained a priest by Bishop David Coles in Christchurch Cathedral on 27 November 1991. On Advent Sunday (27 November 2016), twenty-five years on, I am grateful that the local parish, St Michael and All Angels, has invited me to preside and preach at the 10am Solemn Mass. [You are, of course, very welcome.… Continue Reading

Resources for Week Starting 20 November

Christ the King

Let us pray (in silence) [that the reign of Christ may live in our hearts and come to our world] Pause Almighty ever-living God, [or Sovereign God] it is your will to gather up all things in your beloved one, reigning in the universe in the power that is love, mercifully grant that the whole… Continue Reading

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