In these disheartening times it is easy to let every new anxiety beat us down. However, rather than beat our breasts bewailing our plight, it is rather a good laugh that is most likely to raise our spirits and build-up our resilience. So here is my case for the virtues of a good laugh: … Read moreLaughter: A Rumour of Angels
The Dean of Southwark , The Very Rev’d Andrew Nunn recently delivered a lecture in memory of Canon Jeffry Wilcox, a friend and former Rector of Streatham. The title of his lecture was ‘Priest at the crossroads’ and was delivered at St Lawrence Church, Ludlow. Jeffry Wilcox was a much loved Rector of St Leonard’s … Read moreLife & Learning Lecture – The Very Rev’d Andrew Nunn Dean of Southwark
By Ann Morisy First published in the Church Times, 21st September 2018 -oOo- I don’t suppose many Church Times readers are familiar with betting despite it being a growth industry. However, all of us are familiar with odds. Every one of us will have found ourselves at some point pondering whether we will likely succeed … Read moreBetting on Brexit
By The Rector Originally written for the Via Media blog More of her articles » -oOo- Last week I found my prejudices deeply challenged. I had been rather surprised to be invited to lead a session for first year Ordinands at St Mellitus College in central London. Surprised, because I would have imagined I might … Read moreWho speaks for Evangelicals?
By The Rector Originally written for the Via Media blog More of her articles » -oOo- ‘We welcome you into the fellowship of faith; we are children of the same heavenly Father; we welcome you’ Words that we said with great joy following the baptism of a little boy whose name is ‘Marvellous’ on Easter … Read moreWhen ‘they’ are ‘us’ and ‘we’ are the body of Christ….
By The Rector Originally written for the Via Media blog More of her articles » -oOo- Perhaps Holy Week is the perfect time for the Church to be putting its beliefs to the test. Death happens and with it the all-important grieving process. Those of us who walk with people up to the point of … Read moreDo we really believe in life after Death?
By The Rector Originally written for the Via Media blog More of her articles » -oOo- On Saturday morning two weeks ago the Diocesan Bishop called, he lives in my Parish and was inviting me to accompany him on a visit to our local Oxfam shop on the Streatham High Road. He wanted to offer … Read more‘Disgrace by association’
By The Rector Originally written for the Via Media blog More of her articles » -oOo- In Greek mythology Pandora is created by Zeus and given as a wedding gift to the brother of his enemy Prometheus along with a jar containing the many evils of the world. Pandora opens the jar and on realising … Read more‘Spiritual Abuse’; Pandora’s Box ?