Windows for prayer

‘Sometimes I sit and think, sometimes I just sit.’ The last twenty years has seen an increase in awareness of mental health issues. The last twenty years has also seen a resurgence in the use of mindfulness. The two are not unrelated. Adopting the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh (not forgetting his erstwhile companion, AA Milne), […]

The Grace of Renewal

‘Hello. We are expecting you.’ The words on arriving for a long overdue retreat were both welcome and unexpected. For me, retreats are often for taking a break. To get away from it all – whatever ‘it all’ means. The pandemic had already put paid to three and the last […]

Being Honoured

“I don’t want to get to retirement and think, ‘Was that it?’” Well, that was 20 years ago. Today, I got to retirement. That was it. And that was good. So good. For most of the intervening 20 years, I’ve worked with the most wonderful team of colleagues. Caring, supportive […]