A painting based on Julian of Norwich's vision of the hazel nut. "In this vision he showed me a little thing, the size of a hazelnut, and it was round as a ball. I looked at it with the eye of my understanding and thought "What may this be?" And it was generally answered thus: "It is... Continue Reading →
This started as a doodle of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and then grew... Now it includes all kinds of women of God, some biblical, some from the church through the ages, and one or two who are still going strong now.
Got the urge to paint. This is the bit in John 21 where Peter realises that Jesus has forgiven him, and they're about to go and rejoin the others for breakfast.
Here's a morning hymn that goes to Slane, to reflect the clothing and armour bits of Ephesians 6 and Colossians 3. A bit rough and ready, because I needed it for something in a hurry. Suggestions for improvement are most welcome! Morning by morning you call us anew To live each day faithfully, following you,... Continue Reading →
My train was delayed so while I waited I wrote this, to the tune of 'I saw three ships'. It's not profound, but it might be useful to someone somewhere. Now send us out to serve you, Lord, and show the love of heaven above, We gladly go to serve you, Lord, on this and... Continue Reading →
I've wanted to do this for ages, and tonight I did. I took home some of the charred wood from the Easter Fire, and used it to sketch some images of the resurrection. Mary in the garden Jesus came and stood among his disciples and said, 'Peace be with you'. Jesus made himself known in... Continue Reading →
This morning at church we worked together (all ages) to create the(biblical) Stations of the Cross. Three of the stations were mine to plan, and I'm posting here what we did. My first station was the betrayal and arrest of Jesus. We cut paper into strips, and used crayons to make rubbings of silver coins... Continue Reading →
A recent conversation on twitter revealed that some churches have never thought of including a welcoming 'First time in church?' page on their website, while those churches that do have such a page are astonished that anyone wouldn't. So I thought I'd put together some ideas to help those churches for whom this is a... Continue Reading →