Chaos & creativity

The creation stories in the book of Genesis seemingly describe life being formed out of a nothing (imagine what nothing is not!?) The scientific parallel points to the Big Bang theory where chaos (and creativity) is propelled from a

“The photograph of the barbed wire was taken in Oxfordshire by the Thames on a morning when there was a marvellous Hoare Frost in January 2010. It reminds me that something as vicious as barbed wire can be transformed into something beautiful through an act of God – how much more then might I be transformed?” (Photo and reflection by Kate Evans).

single point of time-space. Continue reading “Chaos & creativity”


I wonder how you sign off when writing a letter or a more informal email or, perhaps even, a quickly rushed text? What is your last word or words? This form of signature says something about the author, their relationship, their ambition, their concerns. Some while ago, I remember having this sort of discussion with some friends. It made me think about how I represented myself in the form of valedictory words. Continue reading “Blessing”

Sowing with tears and reaping with joy

THE THRESHOLD PROJECT – IT’S REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN!! I am delighted to be able to report that St Michael & All Angels has been granted a faculty authorising the development of the Threshold Project, the west extension extension traditionally known as a narthex.  Continue reading “Sowing with tears and reaping with joy”

Keeping the rumour alive

This was one of the former Bishop of London’s favourite phrases. It was used to symbolise the spiritual battle being waged against secularism, despair, isolation and apathy. “Keep the rumour alive” is a call to proclaim the same Christian faith which had confused and confounded many pagans and cynics throughout the Christian centuries. The “rumour” of Christ’s resurrection, of his victory over death, of the Good News that we are loved and cherished by God, is worth “keeping alive” today. Continue reading “Keeping the rumour alive”