Before The Ending Of The Day


When I began my training with All Saints three years ago I was introduced different ways of engaging with prayer and liturgy. I had already begun to say Morning Prayer myself, but it was only in the company of others that I truly began to get involved with it and to appreciate it properly. One …

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Book Review: The Madness of Grief


The Madness of Grief by Richard Coles What is it all about? This is a beautiful book written by the Reverend Richard Coles in the aftermath of his beloved husband David’s death just before Christmas 2019. It is billed as a “memoir of love and loss”, which I find is a bit of an understatement. …

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Quiet Day


It has been a quiet day on the Mushy Cloud today, not much to report really. My college assignments are all finished for this year and we've got a house guest for a few days - all covid tested and we're in a safe bubble - so my routine is a bit different just at …

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A Spring Walk


We have been blessed with a spell of wonderful Spring weather recently and today, needing to stretch our legs and enjoy some fresh air, my friend Phil and I went for a walk up in Saddleworth. As it happens, the weather broke today and the forecast was for rain, possible thunder and possible localised flooding …

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Monday Funny


Something funny to cheer your Monday up. For some reason, every time I see this it just makes me laugh. I hope you find it funny too! Pamster x

View from the PamCam


I had the privilege of preaching not once, but twice today. First of all I was at St Peter's Church in Blackley, where I was on "tech" as well as giving the sermon. St Peter's is very close to my heart and I feel like it is my second living room when I lead or …

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What Would You Eradicate?


If you could eradicate anything in the world, what would you choose to get rid of? If I could eradicate anything at all, I would get rid of FEAR. Fear stops us doing so much, and it stops the world working as it should. We fear things going wrong, and so it stops us trying, …

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My Day on the Cloud


Today is William Shakespeare's birthday (and deathday, apparently) and it is also St George's day. St George is the patron saint of England, so happy St George's day my fellow English patriots. My day began today by getting into a "debate" on Twitter with a couple of people about St George and what it means …

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Bye bye – Les McKeown


I was very sad to learn today that the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers, Les McKeown has died. I have happy memories as a child of my Aunty Sonia dancing and singing along to them, and wherever I hear them even now, I remember watching her in her tartan scarf, bell-bottom flares and …

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My Day on the Mushy Cloud


Done it! Finishing line crossed, and now the anxious wait for marks begins. If you were with me on the Mushy Cloud yesterday you will know that I was a little bit stressed out with deadlines today for my final two assignments for this stage of my training. I was up against it last night, …

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