Category Archives: KSBC

June 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. There it was. After years of hearing about it on news reports of “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland, I was looking over towards the Bogside. It was my first visit to Ireland in … Continue reading

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May 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. Most people will never have heard of Candice Payne, but she featured in news reports back in February because she rented 30 hotel rooms for homeless people to stay in during this winter’s … Continue reading

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April 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. Easter is late this year, almost as late as it can be, but “Better late than never!” as they say. Imagine for a moment what the world would be like if Easter had … Continue reading

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March 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. Charles Dickens was once asked what the best short story was. His reply, apparently, was, “The Prodigal Son.” Today we may or may not agree with his opinion, but we will certainly know … Continue reading

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February 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. What is it that we have lots of, but never enough of? One answer would be time. Sometimes we think, “I’ve all the time in the world.” We feel that we can relax … Continue reading

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December 2018 – January 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. I wonder what you are afraid of? What do we fear? When we were young we might have been afraid of the dark. A common fear as we grow up is the fear … Continue reading

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November 2018

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. Pip, Squeak and Wilfred. I was showing these venerable strip cartoon characters to the congregation as part of my talk on Remembrance Sunday in 2014. Afterwards, a lady who had been born in … Continue reading

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October 2018

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. “If they ask us, we won’t tell.” I came across this phrase recently as something said by soldiers who survived the horrors of the First World War. Their intention was surely to protect … Continue reading

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September 2018

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. A gardener was leaning on a fence, having a breather. A passer-by paused and admired the beautiful garden in all its glory. Almost lost for words, she said, “Isn’t it wonderful what you … Continue reading

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August 2018

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. Last month I risked writing about the World Cup and about “putting my faith in the team, despite past failures.” Well, we now know “they did us proud” and Gareth Southgate, the England manager, … Continue reading

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