Tag Archives: West Bromwich

From the vicarage June 2014

Psalm 2 begins with a question. Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One. This simple … Continue reading

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From the vicarage from before and after A Passion for Life

Here’s April and May’s copies of “From the Vicarage”.  The first was a plea for prayer for A Passion for Life and the second a review of how God answered those prayers. From the vicarage (April 2014) It’s here. A … Continue reading

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The disasterous effect of bishops as the focal point of unity.

West Bromwich deanery agreed on the submission of papers of one side of A4 before we vote on the motion on women in the episcopate and CEEC following motion.  This is my paper: What happens when Bishops take the place … Continue reading

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West Bromwich: lessons from Jonah on mission

This is a transcript of a 10 minute talk I gave on Monday 9th May at a West Bromwich churches prayer meeting, UNITE. How many of us know the stories of Gladys Aylward or Jackie Pullinger? Both women really wanted … Continue reading

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Vicarage chills in the snow

We woke up to another cold morning in the vicarage with thick ice on the inside of all our windows. There’s a rumour that the canon law requiring the vicar to wear a night cap has never been repealed. I’m … Continue reading

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Creating vision for Holy Trinity

I’m preparing for a meeting this morning with my church elders.  At the meeting we’re going to address the vision for the church for the next stage of church life.  At present we’ve got two visions shaping up.  The first … Continue reading

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Unblocking my church leadership

I’ve been in post as vicarage of Holy Trinity West Bromwich for 20 months. In the first 7 months I had created a church mission statement with the PCC, so we know who we are and what we are about … Continue reading

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