Category Archives: Christianity

R.I.P. Dearest Ivy

On Ivy’s 89th birthday back in 2010 I wrote a poem for her. A part of it was: Your heart is kind, you seem so great You’re someone that no-one could hate. How true that was. Rest in Peace dearest … Continue reading

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The Danish Girl v Man Into Woman

I wanted to write a post comparing the recent film release The Danish Girl with the book written by Niels Hoyer, Man Into Woman, which contains diary entries and letters from Lili Elbe herself, and stories of her life written by … Continue reading

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God Bless Our Union

There was a time when I was prepared to commit myself to a life in the Anglican Church as a priest. A significant reason for my withdrawal was their position on homosexuality; as a bisexual I could not commit myself … Continue reading

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To Remember with Thanksgiving and Sorrow

As I have done for many years, I made sure to watch BBC’s Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance. For each year that I have watched it, a particular moment has stuck in my mind. For me, it is usually … Continue reading

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The Presentation of the Lord

Lk 2:21-24 “Presenting Jesus in the temple for circumcision… Mary and Joseph offer a pair of doves or two young pigeons for Mary’s purification according to the Law (Lev 12:8). According to Leviticus, the preferred offering was a young lamb… … Continue reading

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A Very Special Easter

Funny how the weather seemed to fit the timing of our Easter calendar this year; on Good Friday it was a bitterly cold, windy and dark day, but on Easter Sunday the sun came out, much warmer than it has … Continue reading

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Christmas starts with Christ

I often get stressed and worried when Christmas comes around because I’m thinking about how I should be spending it and what it should mean to me and to others. I worry that it has become too secularised, that we … Continue reading

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Árstíðir – Heyr himna smiður (Hear, smith of the heavens)

Heyr, himna smiður,                    Hear, smith of the heavens, hvers skáldið biður.                      what the poet asks. Komi mjúk til mín     … Continue reading

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Father Hear the Prayer we Offer

Father, hear the prayer we offer: not for ease that prayer shall be, but for strength, that we may ever live our lives courageously. Not for ever in green pastures do we ask our way to be ; but the … Continue reading

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Christ Has Died, Christ Is Risen

“Let no one grieve at his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed. Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the Death … Continue reading

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