Fruit for all seasons

Why would anyone come to Kelsall? I know they come for the steam fair and the folk festival. But most come to Kelsall for the fruit, from Windsors Fruit Farm at Willington and Eddisbury Fruit Farm on the Yeld. One of the greatest pleasures of my childhood was picking fruit – picking our own strawberries […]

Surplus of meaning

a work of art in the Cheshire countryside It has been good to be involved in the development of an Arts & Faith Network (for the Diocese of Chester), and to be “breathing space” at Stephen Broadbent’s studio yesterday with textile artists, stained glass artists, wordsmiths, dancers, painters, sculptors, actors, authors, poets, cooks, singers, preachers […]

Understanding Samaritans

Water of Life by Stephen Broadbent at Chester Cathedral Photo by James Preston Gordon McPhate, Dean of Chester Cathedral, preached this morning on the gospel for the day – the Samaritan woman – depicted in this sculpture. (The sermon is here from Curate’s Corner). Gordon described how a social worker won the trust of a difficult London […]