Monthly Archive: October 2009

  1. Weekly Reflection 13th – 19th September

    Thanne longen folk… April is traditionally the time thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages, or at least they did in Chaucer’s day. In this parish September is favoured (my dear, the discount) and this year, like last, a party from St Paul’s will be following the pilgrim trail not to Canterbury but to Asia […]

  2. Weekly Reflection 20th – 26th September 2009

    From St Paul’s Second Missionary Journey LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE! Our delightful and tireless guide, Goscen, summons us as insistently as the muezzin calling the Muslim faithful to prayer (although we get an hour longer in bed). And we’re off, through the streets and courtyards and bazaars of Istanbul, a […]

  3. Weekly Relection 4th-10th October 2009

    All is safely gathered in… In spite of a delayed departure from Izmir and a frantic rush through Istanbul Airport to make the connection to London, I can say with pride  that I counted all our Parish Pilgrims out and I counted them all in. Actually, in fairness, the Pastoral Assistant did, he having a […]

  4. Weekly Reflection 11th – 17th October 2009

    I wanna tell you a story… It is not often Max Bygraves intrudes into my waking thoughts (though his version of Deck of Cards was the soundtrack to many a nightmare). However, lately I keep hearing in my mind’s ear his catchphrase, I wanna tell you a story. It began when I got into a […]