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House Church

House Church

From time to time, I have put up articles about church buildings or even whole monasteries that have been turned into dwellings (see here, here, and here). I have even stayed in one of these. Here are some photos of one recently in the news. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Harrogate, UK, built in… Continue Reading

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Church – The Flockumentary

Church – The Flockumentary

Last weekend I went to see the ‘flockumentary’, Pecking Order. It is a 2017 New Zealand comedy documentary film about competitive poultry showing. The film was shot primarily in Christchurch (NZ), focusing on poultry shows and the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club. The trailer (above) gives the flavour of the film. As I was… Continue Reading

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A Contemporary Church Building?

A Contemporary Church Building?

Many of you will have read the article (in The Press) on a possible modern cathedral for Christchurch where I am quoted significantly, and you might wonder about my thoughts. The article is here. The online version has a video about the Oxford Terrace inner-city Baptist Church that obviously is not available in the printed… Continue Reading

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Fr Andrew Starky RIP

Fr Andrew Starky RIP

Fr Andrew Starky (Vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Christchurch) died suddenly on Holy Saturday. I had the sad privilege of speaking at his funeral yesterday. Many have asked for a copy of what I said, and ask that I put my words online here. Here is what I said: Last Friday, Good Friday,… Continue Reading

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph

As we are coming up to the feast of Saint Joseph (19 March – although the Sunday celebration obviously takes precedence, and many will move the celebration of St Joseph into next week), here is a reflection reblogged: You can imagine Jesus in his teenage years. He’s had his basic, solid education, and now it’s… Continue Reading

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Merton & Mindfulness

Merton & Mindfulness

If you are in Christchurch on Thursday, 16 March, do come and listen to Helen and me talk about Thomas Merton and Mindfulness, and discuss and ask questions, in the Chapman Room at Christ’s College (Rolleston Ave). The talk starts at 7:30pm followed by refreshments. You will be getting away about 9ish. ANYONE and EVERYONE… Continue Reading

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Lessons From Holiday

Lessons From Holiday

I had chances, on holiday recently, to reflect on the way that different church communities engage with visitors and newcomers. [I have already put up one post from my holiday about engaging with children in the Eucharist]. I think with NZ house prices now at such extreme unafordability that, if we had a NZ version… Continue Reading

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