In an earlier post, I described how the story of the household of Nicholas Ferrar at Little Gidding in the 17C provides inspiration to those of us today seeking to live a life of prayer, community and service, and to
The Harvest Festival season is almost over, but not too late to offer some reflections on the meaning of harvest. Below is, therefore, a transcript of a harvest thanksgiving address I gave at Worcester Cathedral three years ago. Address
Earlier this month (4 December), the Church of England commemorated the life of Nicholas Ferrar (1592-1637) as a ‘minor festival’. Nicholas Ferrar was a scholar and businessman, briefly an MP, and a deacon in the Church of England. He was
When Paul wrote to the Corinthians, he was at pains to remind them that “I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a
The ‘Benedict Option’ is an idea, a book and a movement, which has attracted great interest in the USA, and beyond, in the last couple of years. It is the brainchild of Rod Dreher, an American journalist and author Much of
Village Hope’s charitable purpose is “to proclaim and live out the gospel of Jesus Christ in the villages of Britain, in order to establish effective Christian witness, and to encourage and enable Bible teaching, prayer, worship and evangelism in village churches”.