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FREE SAMPLE ANYONE?

FREE SAMPLE ANYONE?

I read about a recruitment campaign the Jesuits ran in Oz. They hired a PR firm to come up with an attention-grabbing tagline that would draw people to the Jesuits’ website, where the Order’s...

WHY ARE WE HERE?

WHY ARE WE HERE?

St John Henry Newman famously said: “God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never...

LOST IN WONDER

LOST IN WONDER

When we were young didn’t we all think we could fly (with or without a magic carpet), turn ourselves into a frog (or a prince/ess) or maybe suddenly, magnificently, be discovered as the long lost...

BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN

BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN

One of my shielding ‘staycation’ projects is reading Vikram Seth’s over-a-thousand page novel A Suitable Boy at the same time — well, I mean as well as — watching the Sunday night TV...

FROM INDIA WITH LOVE

FROM INDIA WITH LOVE

One of my shielding ‘staycation’ projects is reading Vikram Seth’s over-a-thousand page novel A Suitable Boy at the same time — well, I mean as well as — watching the Sunday night TV...

‘S WONDERFUL, ‘S MARVELOUS …

‘S WONDERFUL, ‘S MARVELOUS …

My dear, it's four-leaf clover time From now on my heart's working overtime 'S wonderful, 's wonderful 'S marvelous, 's marvelous That you should care for me What a comforting song! Here it is...

Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer

Make a difference, become a volunteer At St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral volunteers are our life blood. As you know, the Covid19 pandemic impact on the Cathedral has meant closing down our doors. In...

“WAKEY, WAKEY!”

“WAKEY, WAKEY!”

I don’t suppose there are many who can remember that clarion call which came at the start of The Billy Cotton Band Show – every Sunday morning on the ‘wireless’ in 50s and 60s Britain. Just a...

People, Places and Sacred Spaces

People, Places and Sacred Spaces

I was fascinated to read about the recent discoveries at the wider Stonehenge site on Salisbury Plain in England.  A massive circle, formed of deep pits where stone monuments once were, has been...

‘HELLO AGAIN’ – An Invitation

‘HELLO AGAIN’ – An Invitation

This painting, by the artist Howard Hodgkin, is entitled Morning, and was painted in the year before his death in 2017. You can see all his paintings and other works here – should you so wish,...