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Vicar of Kea Church in Cornwall. Writing about the Christian faith in general and the Church of England in particular. There's always hope!

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Latest Blog Posts for Always Hope

  • Nativity chaos isn't so bad
    on Dec 3, 2014 in Christmas
    This week brought us a new entrant on the stage of popular theological debate: Netmums alerted the nation to the imminent demise of the "traditional nativity play".  Mums are concerned, or in some cases, disappointed or even disgusted by their c...
  • What we learned from women bishops voteSo, the deed is finally done, less than 2 years after the embarrassing collapse of the original proposal, the Church of England's General Synod has voted to open the ranks of the episcopate to women for the first time. Years of anxious wrangling appe...
  • Another year
    on Jun 18, 2014
    I appear to have had a year off blogging. I don't know how that happened. Perhaps I didn't have anything to say.  But now seems a good time to pull the dustsheets off AH and take the old thing for a spin.So what's been happening in the world, or...
  • Church for the worldThe way I'm thinking about church was clarified in an instant this Sunday, in the unlikely setting of an 8.00 am BCP service.  Or perhaps not so unlikely, because unlike some clergy, I find the communion service of 1662 to be a liturgy that powe...
  • Kate Bottley flashmob wedding is 100% good news
    on Jun 23, 2013 in weddings Mission Andrew Brown
    First things first. If you have spent the last 48 hours on Mars, or not on Twitter, watch it now: Kate posted links to this yesterday and I think she was beginning to wonder if anyone was interested. She need not have. Today the internet has gone...
  • Church for the world - 1
    on Jun 18, 2013
    The way I'm thinking about church was clarified in an instant this Sunday, in the unlikely setting of an 8.00 am BCP service.  Or perhaps not so unlikely, because unlike some clergy, I find the communion service of 1662 to be a liturgy that powe...
  • Part time clergy short of cash shock
    on Jun 14, 2013
    A vicar in Cornwall has taken up driving for Sainsbury's delivery service. [warning to readers of a delicate constitution: links to Daily Mail website]. Of course the idea of the worker priest, or minister in secular employment, is a well-established...
  • Christmas Day
    on Dec 25, 2012 in Gospel of Luke Incarnation Christmas
    So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was...
  • Christmas Eve
    on Dec 24, 2012 in carols Incarnation Christmas
    O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie. Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light. The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight. These wo...
  • Student Christian Unions & women in ministry
    on Dec 10, 2012
    In another century, many years ago (let's just say "20 or more"), I was young, confident, and impetuous. Like so many young people in any age, I wanted to change the world and I was sure I knew how to do it. I had drifted into a place at Bristol Univ...
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