Monthly Archives: July 2012

Photos of Staycation week 2

The weather has been gradually improving all week, which has been an incentive to get out and about. Earlier in the week, we spent a day in Highgate, which we don’t often get to, despite being just up the hill … Continue reading

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From Little Venice to Little Arabia – Sunday afternoon on London’s canals

I’m on holiday this week but due to lack of funds our vacation has turned into a staycation. Never mind – there’s plenty to do in London, even with the terrible weather we have been ‘enjoying’ of late. So we … Continue reading

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The St Cuthbert Gospel part 2

As described in part 1 of this article, the St Cuthbert Gospel has a unique provenance; for four centuries it lay next to the body of St Cuthbert inside the wooden coffin that contained his remains from 698 to 1104. … Continue reading

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The St Cuthbert Gospel part 1

From time to time I like to pop into the British Library, which is only a 20 minute bus journey from our home. Sometimes this is to visit the latest exhibition, at other times just to spend a half hour … Continue reading

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London at 300 feet

On Tuesday we travelled on the latest addition to London’s transport network, the Emirates Air Line. This is the rather confusing name given to the cable car that runs over the River Thames between the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal … Continue reading

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In Wesley’s Footsteps (7): Charles Wesley’s Marylebone

In this latest part of my ‘Wesley’s Footsteps’ series the Wesley in question is Charles rather than John. It is perhaps unfortunate that most Methodists today know Charles Wesley solely for his hymn writing, for he was a considerable evangelist … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation

This splendid hymn of praise has personal significance for Mary Ann and me, as it was the first hymn at our wedding (we celebrated our 24th anniversary earlier this week). The German original Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der … Continue reading

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