August 28, 2020

Looking ahead with hope

Looking ahead with hope has never been easy.  If recent months have taught us anything, they have taught us that our world is a very strange place indeed.  It is…
August 24, 2020

Praying Twice

It was Saint Augustine who said that to sing was to pray twice. At a time when singing is not allowed in churches it is wonderful to be at the…
Woman praying BlogGeneral
July 29, 2020

Jesus and his women friends

Jesus liked women.  He certainly liked Martha (whose feast we celebrate this week) and her sister Mary.  They and their brother, Lazarus, lived in Bethany, a small village a few…
July 15, 2020

Our great big family

You know the saying: never judge a book by its cover.  Well, the same could be said about people.  Never judge them by their faces or the way they appear. …
July 14, 2020

Coming out of Lockdown

I’m not sure which has felt more strange: going into lockdown or coming out of it. (more…)
Around the mountain near Queenstown New Zealand BlogGeneralVolunteering
July 13, 2020

London to Auckland – stage seven

London to Auckland – stage seven.  The story of the recent adventures of one of our volunteers. New Zealand - January – March 2020 – A ‘Holiday’ New Zealand was…
July 7, 2020

London to Auckland – stage six

London to Auckland – stage six.  The story of the recent adventures of one of our volunteers. Australia – November 2019 – January 2020 - All About the Cycling We’d…
July 1, 2020

Poetry – A balm for the soul

POETRY - A BALM FOR THE SOUL We have now spent over three months in lockdown.  For many people it has been simply the very worst of times. Countless families…
June 29, 2020

London to Auckland – stage five

London to Auckland – stage five.  The story of the recent adventures of one of our volunteers. South-East Asia – April 2019 – October 2019 - Battling the Elements We…
June 25, 2020

How to be Happy Forever

There are varying suggestions for attaining eternal happiness, depending, amongst many other things, on whether you read an English proverb or a Chinese one. (more…)
June 16, 2020

Corpus Christi and a Funeral

CORPUS CHRISTI AND A FUNERAL I don’t know what you made of George Floyd’s Funeral Service last week.   For me, the Liturgy was rather foreign to my sensitive and shy…
June 15, 2020

London to Auckland – stage four

London to Auckland – stage four.  The story of the recent adventures of one of our volunteers. Sub-continent – December 2018 – April 2019 - Cutting Our ‘Travelling Teeth’ We…