February 5, 2018

St Brigid

I attended two quite different events on February 1st to celebrate the feast day of St Brigid who as well as being (with Patrick and Columba) one of the three…

January 5, 2018

Unexpected Gifts

If, following the birth of my children, three strange people had turned up at the door with shining and sweet smelling but totally impractical presents, I’m not sure what I…

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December 14, 2017

A Light in the Darkness

I was at the Ethnic Chaplains Christmas meal this week (in the middle of December) at the Italian Chaplaincy and got chatting to Andreas the new German Chaplain in London…

December 4, 2017

Embassy Celebrates the Chaplaincy

The latest event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Irish Chaplaincy was a reception at the Irish Embassy at the end of November. The new Ambassador Adrian O’Neill spoke…

November 16, 2017

Wormwood Scrubs

As part of Traveller History Month in June, the Irish Chaplaincy organized an event at Wormwood Scrubs prison in London for Irish Travellers. After a competition (with cash prizes on…

November 6, 2017

Buen Camino

My Camino journey, which began in St Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees over 2 years ago, came to an unexpected but blessed moment of completion on the…

October 13, 2017

Irish Chaplaincy on Pilgrimage

There is a good tradition in L’Arche, my previous organization, of going on pilgrimage. Each year in May or June the normal routine of life is put to one side…

September 28, 2017

Celebrating 60 Years

It was once known as ‘County Kilburn’ in view of the many Irish who settled in this North London borough in the post-war years…

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September 12, 2017

Welcome, Fàilte

Welcome to our wonderful new website and welcome to the first of what I hope will be a weekly blog from me with thoughts, reflections, stories (maybe even the occasional song!).