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May 27, 2017, 8:54 pm
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It’s been a very full time recently – mainly good. I hesitate to post lists of what I am doing, but a great sabbath day of refreshment walking in Shropshire with Mike yesterday


​and today to Glasshampton Monastery leading a Quiet Day with the wonderful Franciscan Companions. Special in so many ways.

I prayed in front of this icon as I prepared for Mass. Just right for Ascension and Whitsun

May 25, 2017, 8:05 pm
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very necessary refreshment on the South Pennines last week

May 20, 2017, 7:58 pm
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wuthering heights
May 19, 2017, 7:08 pm
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May 19, 2017, 8:16 am
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the best place

​It has been wonderful recently to spend time with groups of estate clergy from around the country (reflection on this will come soon). 

I was at Belle Isle yesterday with the Estate Group from West Yorkshire. It was great to hear everyone suggesting they have the best parish in the Church and the best job.

Walking home from the station, my friend the Heron reminded me strongly that I do.

Love and prayers

companiable walking
May 7, 2017, 4:01 pm
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a day off walking one of the valley and the ridges in one of those bits of Worcestershire, close to here, but no one seems to know.


the wonders of late Spring: bluebells in the woods, wind stirring the winter wheat like a sea, the first swifts of the year, a grass snake in the sun.

And the pleasure of walking with a good friend.


I’ll let you decide which one of us is which.  But it’s worth carrying a rucksack as big as that for high tea.

Bom Caminho!