A rock and a hard place

Some of you might know I have a soft spot for St. Peter. He is impetuous, loyal and generally like a lot of us; eager to please, desperately wanting to do the right thing but, often, showing his own vulnerability and misunderstanding. I like him for this, but I also...

Still busy…

Whilst, in the days after Christmas, many clergy are taking a break the Church rolls on with feast days. On 26th December we remember St Stephen, the first martyr. On the 27th we celebrate St. John the Evangelist and on the 28th we remember the Holy Innocents –...

Advent: O Emmanuel

December 23: O Emmanuel (O With Us is God) “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel.”  Isaiah 7:14 God is with us. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and many of us will...

Advent: O Rex Gentium

December 22: O Rex Gentium (O King of the nations) He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation,    neither...

O Oriens

Thursday December O Oriens (O Dayspring) The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. Isaiah 9:2 What does it mean to walk in darkness? Do those who struggle to pay bills or live...