A World Blessing

A World Blessing

A few weeks ago I was working with a counselling client, who has a faith, and towards the end of the session some words began to form in my mind which appeared to be a Celtic blessing. I shared it with my client who was very affected by it. Subsequently I’ve googled...

Diary of a Feast of Music

The word FEAST conjured up diverse images for me: Feasts in the Church calendar; recent family wedding feasts, as well as, oddly enough, one of Queen Victoria’s banquets….. Most especially this last week has been a musical feast, starting with the moving Confirmation...
The Confirmation Feast

The Confirmation Feast

It was a great joy to host the Confirmation service at St Paul’s in June; and to celebrate presenting four candidates from the Benefice – Lucy, Karen, Julia and Chris. Candidates also came from St Agnes in St Paul’s, St Anne’s Eastville, Clifton College, St Peter’s...
Feasting with Bedouins

Feasting with Bedouins

We were summoned quite suddenly – as is usual in these circumstances. The day before there had been multiple military vehicles, soldiers, border police and the Israeli Civil Administration, assessing, measuring, reporting. A group of settlers had been noticed...
The Table of Friendship

The Table of Friendship

The recent Syrian Evening in Bristol was a feast in every sense. Over seventy of us gathered in Cotham Parish Church to sit at table together to share food, stories, music and above all new friendships and deeper understanding. The evening was organised by the Cotham...
Feast

Feast

Every year a group of friends who go to Tymawr Convent on retreat meet up for a weekend. We started doing this at the Millennium – and spent the New Year welcoming in 2000 together. We enjoyed a banquet on New Year’s Eve -it is a Benedictine community after all- and...