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RUAP National President Daniel Nalliah speaking at church congregation in Blaxland 150x150

Parish Renewal Days

Father Daniel and the Foundation can lead an away day with follow-up sessions.  

I need to make a confession - I buy bread; I don't make it, and I don't watch Bake Off! There, I've said it, it's out! I didn't dare admit it before yesterday ... But I hope you'll still have me! I have heard tales of the creations featured on the show - someone not too far away spoke eloquently about the delights of chocolate bread! But you don't need to watch the programme to be aware that there is a tremendous selection of different sorts of bread available. In the supermarket I am spoilt for choice: do I choose white or brown; bloomer or tin, multigrain, wholemeal, rye, granary ... and that's before the specialty and foreign loaves: ciabatta, focaccia, naan, cranberry and cashew, olive, sundried tomato. In France there are even multifarious types of French stick! We have an embarrassment of choice here and sometimes it can be all too easy to forget our brothers and sisters who have none - no choice and in many cases, no bread. Our readings today remind us that it is by the grace of God that we enjoy this abundance. Deut 26:1-11; Phil 4:4-9; John 6:25-35

This was my homily for Ruth Frampton's and David Bond's ordination service last Saturday by Bishop Sarah. I offer this as a reflection on the life, especially the inner life, of those called to ministry. In this short talk I mention the mental juggling that a priest daily faces.  Sadly the next day this all very much came to the fore when one of the young waiters, Denzil Corbin (23) died after accidently falling out of a van. I could tell my wife was distraught during the Peace - she had received the news that Denzil's life support was going to be shut off. It was Ruth's "First Mass" and my head was spinning. As I left the church after on Sunday morning there was some heated discussion about the service times. I wanted to shout "Shut up" but I didn't. This week I have found the profound easy (though exhausting) and the trivial mountenous. Anyway, here is the homily.

Lewis Eden, one of new young members of St Peter's House in Malborough arrived to join the community in early September. Here is one of first his journal entries.

I have arrived in Sandhurst after travelling around Scotland for the last week or so. First of all, I had a fantastic time in Edinburgh catching some shows during the Fringe (mainly free shows - well I was staying opposite a free fringe venue). :P As well as catching some shows it was good to have a catch up friends who stay there (you know who you are ;) ).

At a gathering of rural deans (priests who have pastoral care of a chapter of clergy) the new bishop of Exeter told us that a rural dean was in essence a contemplative.  I had two immediate reactions to that - the first is "Oh that's so beautiful" followed by a sarcastic "yeah - right!" But, there is a part of me, you might say my true self or that part of brain that instinctively knows what's what, appreciates that the bishop is right. He is  right not only for rural deans, a job mired in paperwork (what job these days is not?) but for Christians in general.