April 2, 2019

‘It is finished’ Lorraine Cavanagh on last words

“To my supporters and all who stood by me, thank you. By no means am I happy for what I’ve done.  I have asked the Lord […]
March 24, 2019

‘Losing something irreplaceable and of great value to all’

‘To proclaim the need for new ideas has served, in some measure, as a substitute for them’ wrote the economist and diplomat, J.K. Galbraith. If his […]
March 22, 2019

On responding to tragedy

This is my sermon for this coming Sunday, in case anyone wants to pinch it – or bits from it. It’s based on the Gospel reading […]
March 2, 2019

Mass shootings: how to respond?

Yet another mass shooting. We used to think they were unique to the USA. Now they can happen anywhere. Why? And how should we respond? Do […]
March 2, 2019

Are we civilised? Should we be?

There should be no snot on the nostrils… A peasant wipes his nose on his cap and coat, a sausage maker on his arm and elbow. […]
February 20, 2019

The Healing of a Madness: Brexit and Trump

According to one of the Oxford dictionaries, there is a possible link between madness and creativity, a truth born out by a few great artists but […]
February 20, 2019

Lorraine Cavanagh on the case of Shamima Begum: an unrepentant prodigal

Somewhere between Nathanial Hawthorne’s Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter) and the story of the Prodigal Son we meet Shamima Begum, a nineteen year old mother of […]
February 15, 2019

Climate Strike and spiritual values

Today’s youthful Climate Strike shows the immense gap between what young people are concerned about and what governments are doing. It is as though governments – […]
February 6, 2019

Why do we make each other so ill by polluting the air?

Air pollution is ‘ the new tobacco‘, said the World Health Authority a short time ago: ‘the simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a […]