My first visit to St Augustine’s theological college was exciting for many reasons, but none more than the presence of a community of Benedictine sisters. Real-life nuns who lived and worshiped quietly... More

Explaining some things to my four-year-old and two-year-old can be testing, and trying to help them understand isn’t always easy; so you can imagine it has been an interesting experience trying to explain... More

Two things are certain in the internet age: firstly, if you hold any opinion on any subject or any view of the world, no matter how ridiculous, you are certain to find at least one kindred spirit online... More

Recently, a friend of mine caught the dreaded Covid 19. Her biggest concern? What would happen to her children were she to have to go into hospital, because she is a single parent. There was no other adult... More

According to my wife, I have the online habits of a teenager. I grew up watching the internet evolve, and was there before it was even invented – and so, I think it’s true that the Internet, the web and... More

Peaceful protests, mass marches, and portrayals of violence. Petitions, political speeches, and demonstrations. The last two weeks have seen movements advocating for an end to racial inequality on a mass... More

We have been in lockdown for 83 days when my son interrupts our afternoon routines with the suggestion that we take part in a Black Lives Matter protest in Oxford. I am shocked. This is the son who has... More

In some ways, it feels like lockdown has been really fast. While some people have lots of extra time, I feel like I’ve got less time than ever. I am at work – as a funeral pastor, taking funeral services... More

Like nearly all the leaders in our network of churches, I am what’s commonly referred to as a Millennial. I belong to a generation born 1981-1996. We’re typically accused of being self-centred, entitled... More

Welcome to a new beginning, a new era and new opportunities. To quote a famous song "It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day. It’s a new life. For me. And I’m feeling...".And that’s the problem: we aren’t sure... More