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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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Blessing Same-Gender Couples

Blessing Same-Gender Couples

Yesterday, the Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia released the interim report of the working group seeking structural arrangements to allow people who hold differing convictions about the blessing of same-sex relationships to remain within the church. In the report, the group has confused “same sex” and “same gender” (they… Continue Reading

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John De la Bere RIP

John De la Bere RIP

On Saturday, I concelebrated at the Funeral Mass for John De la Bere (23.11.22 – 23.6.17). I first met John in 1974 when I started my Mathematics and Philosophy degree, and John was a lecturer in the Mathematics Department. I spent more time with him in more recent decades, mostly through St Michael’s – the… 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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Resources for 11th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 11th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we grow in unity with God – the source of all good] pause O God, the strength of all who hope in you, mercifully accept our prayers, and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing without you, grant us the help of your grace,… Continue Reading

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Saving a Church

Saving a Church

he November 2016 earthquakes. Whenever I drove up the coast between Kaikoura and Blenheim, I stopped to visit this gem of a church building. Read more here and here. Like the facebook page. Donate on the givealittle page. The church’s website. Friend and fellow-kiwi-priest-blogger, Peter Carrell is similarly promoting this fundraising here. If you appreciated… Continue Reading

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