Training Champions of the Human Race

Notes for a sermon for Christ the King, Birkenhead, August 14th 2016 (Proper 15C, Ordinary 20C, Pentecost +13) Have you been watching the Olympics?  It’s too easy to watch too much isn’t it? What have been your highlights? Did you see Yusra Mardini win her 200 metre freestyle swimming heat? Yusra was swimming for the Refugee Olympic […]


He who binds to himself a joy does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in eternity’s sunrise. William Blake William Blake died on August 12th 1827. The grave of William Blake (on St George’s Day) is at Bunhill Fields Burial ground in Hackney, Greater London. Photo © ceridwen kindly supplied by Geograph, […]

Daily rations

[Everyone] should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of [their] life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful implanted in the soul. Johann Wolfgang Goethe