Monthly Archives: February 2012

A walk around two royal hospitals – (2) Greenwich

At some point in our walk around Chelsea Mary Ann mentioned Greenwich. Later, when we came to think about where we might go the next day, that seemed like a good option. We’ve been to Greenwich before of course, although … Continue reading

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A walk around two royal hospitals – (1) The Royal Hospital Chelsea

I was on leave this past weekend and the bright and mild weather was a positive encouragement to get out and about. Although it wasn’t planned this way, Mary Ann and I visited two historic sites in London which very … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Freedom is coming

In 1986 the Iona Community published a collection of fifteen songs from South Africa entitled Freedom is Coming. These were collected by a Swedish musician called Anders Nyberg. Nyberg had travelled to South Africa while singing with a vocal ensemble … Continue reading

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In Wesley’s footsteps (5): St Bartholomew and the ‘commodious place’ – part 2

The first part of this article discussed how John Wesley’s friendship with Richard Bateman, rector of St Bartholomew-the Great, led to him preaching regularly at this church long after other churches had been closed to him. This all changed with … Continue reading

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In Wesley’s Footsteps (5): St Bartholomew and the ‘commodious place’ – part 1

The Priory Church of St Bartholomew-the-Great deserves to be better known than it is. Its location ensures that it remains one of London’s hidden jewels. Largely hidden behind more modern buildings in a part of London well away from the … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Fight the good fight

For all-age worship on Sunday I decided to skip the Gospel story of the healing of the leper and the linked Old testament story of Naaman and go with the epistle instead: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. The theme of the service … Continue reading

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Balance is restored

Well, I don’t want to repeat a weekend like that again. Saturday the broadband and cable TV went down. Sunday morning the hot water and central heating went down. All is now restored but I have to say that being … Continue reading

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