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October 2008

Eight new Eucharistic Prayers

Eight new Eucharistic Prayers/Great Thanksgiving Prayers have been added to this website: Alternative Great Thanksgiving A alternative to Thanksgiving of the People of God Alternative Great Thanksgiving B alternative to Celebrating the Grace of God Alternative Great Thanksgiving C alternative to Thanksgiving for Creation and Redemption Alternative Great Thanksgiving D alternative to Thanksgiving and Praise

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Bishop Victoria Matthews installed as Warden

On Sunday night I led a very dramatic service in which the eighth Bishop of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews, was installed as Warden in Christ’s College, Canterbury, the school where I serve. Ancient and contemporary combined: organ, brass, timpani, violin, French horns, fanfare trumpets, choirs, and board, staff, families, and students at full voice sang Maori,

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Christmas NOW!

There was a business news story a couple of days ago in response to the plummeting share market and talk of recession: get your Christmas stuff into your shops now! While people are still buying. And with longer to purchase… I thought it was a further cynical cheapening and abuse of one of the most

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