Easter School Day 4 – “Spy Wednesday”


Today is day 4 of virtual Easter School and it is Wednesday of Holy Week, which as we learned from Bishop Mark's reflection this morning, is also known as "Spy Wednesday". When he told us that I immediately got visions of men in raincoats with hats pulled down low over their faces, sitting on park …

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Maundy Thursday


This is the text of a two-minute talk I gave today in the spirit of a radio "thought for the day". Maundy Thursday is a bit of a funny day in the calendar, mainly because not many people know what it means or what it’s for. The term “maundy” comes from a Latin word – …

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Easter School Day 3 – Tuesday


Day 3 on virtual Easter School today and it has been another fabulous day of fellowship, learning and exploring with my fellow ordinands at All Saints. As usual, we met for Morning Prayer first thing, and we heard a reflection from Bishop Mark where he told us a little about the time he served with …

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Easter School Day 2 – “Fig Monday”


I've just finished my second day at Easter School, and boy, what an intense and wonderful day it has been! Traditionally, today is known as "Holy Monday", because it is Monday of Holy Week. But today I learned that in the Middle East it is known as "Fig Monday" because the Bible tells of how …

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Easter School Day 1 – Palm Sunday


I began Easter School today, which is the last major "residential" of my Ordinand training with All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry. There are a couple of study days to come yet, but this is the big one, the one that we have been looking forward to since the start of our training. The …

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It’s Springtime!


Don't forget, if you are in the UK, clocks go forward tonight. I'm up early for the first session of Easter School, so I've set my alarm for stupid o'clock to make sure that I most definitely DEFINITELY am not late. If you're like me, you might be relying on a smartphone alarm to wake …

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Misjudgement


I had a serious case of misjudgement today. Major, misjudgement. Let me explain... You may know that I like to keep myself mobile by riding my bike. I'm not fast, and I can't go very far, but I always love riding my bike and I like riding more or less whatever the weather. I have …

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View from the PamCam: It’s a Fair Cop


Woop woop! It's the sound of da police!! A familiar view but a different topic tonight. I have just spent a wonderful hour watching one of my favourite comedians recording an episode of his latest show. Alfie Moore, ex-policeman, comedian and all around good guy (well, I think so) has a comedy show on Radio …

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Listening For Echoes


This week's #LiveLent theme is "Listening For Echoes", and we have been concentrating in our small group work and church services on how the gospel message can be seen in absolutely everywhere... if we know how to look! There is a knack to spotting where God is at work in the world, and it just …

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PamBook – 23rd March


Today is… 23rd March, 2021. It is the first anniversary of the UK national lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. What I’ve been up to today… I  had a slow start (joints and tendons very stiff and sore this morning), went to Bible Study on Zoom (excellent session, very deep and a beautiful session), visited …

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