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Remembering the Good Friday Agreement and our Present Political Crisis

On a day when we remember the signing of the Good Friday Peace Agreement, it’s timely to be reminded of the words of Bill Clinton, when he was President of the United States. Speaking outside the Guildhall in Derry/Londerrry, Northern … Continue reading

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In celebration of women

Marking International Women’s day on Friday, I turned to our Northumbria Community liturgy Canaire – In celebration of women and gave thanks to God for the many women who have blessed my own and many others lives.I read about how … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Reflection

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. An intentional season of prayer, fasting and generosity. Deploying and exercising some of the spiritual disciplines, this season provides us with an … Continue reading

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Appreciation​ of things don​​e well

It’s the perfectionist bit in me, (which has its strengths and weaknesses) but I really appreciate it when things are done well. I’m reasonably relaxed when they are not so good but love when someone uses their God given gifts … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Reflection

I have and am blessed by many women in my life; an amazing mother, an incredible wife, two fabulous daughters, two wonderful daughters in law, three fantastic granddaughters, a soul friend, spiritual director, many companions, friends and colleagues – all … Continue reading

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Giving thanks for gifted women

I sat in prayerful silence in the chapel at Saint Oswald’s in Sleights. I gazed out through the stain glass windows. Windows that portray two of my favourite and inspiring Celtic Saints, Aidan and Hild. I have prayed during Morning … Continue reading

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A Day of Contrasts

Yesterday was such a day contrasts. Pulling back the curtains to welcome the dawn of a new day, the quiet of the early morning disrupted by the invasive noise of engineering works being undertaken on the main road near us. … Continue reading

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