May 12, 2020

Finding hope on our own road to Emmaus

I suppose we all have our favourite Easter story. Mine is the one of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. I have often thought that it was tacked…
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April 22, 2020

How old is your best friend: Inter-generational friendships

Throughout my life I have heard on repeat the rhetoric of age-bracket activities. From the Under 30s clubs in holiday resorts across the world, to the over 65s clubs in local…
Irish Travellers
April 21, 2020

Letter of complaint to Channel 4 Dispatches and Ofcom

Letter of complaint to Channel 4 Dispatches and Ofcom about the programme ‘The Truth about Traveller Crime’, broadcast on 16th April 2020. As an organisation that has been working with…
April 20, 2020

Easter Hope

Easter has long been my favourite time of year mostly because whether it comes early  or late, it is always a harbinger of Spring.  However, this Easter is proving to…
April 9, 2020

Easter 2020 Newsletter

Irish Chaplaincy Newsletter Easter 2020
April 8, 2020

Covid-19 advice and support

Irish Chaplaincy Services in Response to Coronavirus / Covid-19 Our office closed on March 17th and all staff are now working from home. We are not able, for the time…
April 7, 2020

New Technology

We thought we were getting good at zoom at the Irish Chaplaincy: just click on the link and you’re in. Simple!? So I was completely thrown when we were suddenly…
April 2, 2020

Pam Dodds RIP

Zoom calls have quickly become a part of the ‘new normal’, and I’ve even now participated in my first zoom remembrance service. (more…)
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April 2, 2020

Alice Kennedy RIP

There is shared heartbreak in our communications this morning.   We learned early today of the passing of Alice Kennedy.  Our condolences to Alice's relatives and friends.  Alice stood out because…
March 30, 2020

Famine or Feast?

I never thought I’d live to see empty supermarket shelves in the UK; or having to queue up to even enter the store. (more…)
March 26, 2020

The World is Still a Handkerchief

The seafront at Herne Bay was eerily quiet. (more…)
March 24, 2020

Eternal Christmas?

It was a very different kind of Sunday. (more…)