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”

A little springtime

I remember the journey from London to Monmouth over 11 years ago. Leaving one role and about to start another – I had cause for hope and optimism – travelling to a new place, a new landscape, a new context to share the gospel. During that journey, I heard the shocking news that Br Roger, the prior of the ecumenical monastic community in Taizé, France had been murdered, stabbed in the back, during prayers. I felt desolate but also outraged about this attack on a helpless man of God who was reaching the natural end of his life. Continue reading “A little springtime”