Category Archives: Church Teaching

Remembrance Sunday, Andy and COP26


Today in our Church we focused on several themes each of which was very significant. All three of these themes raised so much sadness and also pleasure. Tragically one of these was the sad death of a very good friend … Continue reading

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Communities and Councils must work together


Today is the second day of a vital event for the whole of the World that is taking place in our nation. COP26 is taking place in Glasgow which is a very significant city in the UK, it is a … Continue reading

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Proportional Representation is needed for the UK


I had the privilege of meeting Tony Blair on a couple of occasions and I also met some of his Ministers during my time working for Churches Together in Sussex and coordinating the Hope08 campaign across the UK. My meetings … Continue reading

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A very disturbing attack onto the National Trust


In the past I have written ac couple of times about the challenges being presented to the National Trust by parts of the Conservative Party. They seem unwilling to accept that some of the premises which the National Trust now … Continue reading

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Could Peter Bottomley consider levelling up?


This week appears to be rather quiet in terms of politics as several of the parties have carried out their annual conferences and the others seem not due to do so for several weeks. Yet the House of Commons is … Continue reading

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An important way of raising our concerns


A good friend of mine is Dr Krish Kandiah who is the Director of Afghan Welcome. It is a Faith based agency that is seeking to both call for local groups to support Afghan families and local Councils to do … Continue reading

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A very good statement by John Roberts of Llandudno


I find it fascinating to follow a number of the MPs and members of the House of Lords whenever Parliament is active. Inevitably we don’t get many returns to Parliament in the Summer but when we do it is something … Continue reading

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A vital member of the House of Lords – James Langstaff


James Langstaff is the Bishop of Rochester and I had the privilege to meet him soon after he was appointed as the new Bishop of Rochester in 2010. He is shortly due to retire and indeed he mentioned that on … Continue reading

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The tragic death of a man I had the privilege to work with


Joel Edwards is a man who I first met when he was the General Director of the Evangelical Alliance and we spent many years working together on a number of issues and connections. One of his early roles before that … Continue reading

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A wise man -vs- a foolish man, both from the same Palace


The House of Lords and the House of Commons are both located in the same Palace of Westminster and as we know very well each MP is elected from their local constituency whereas the members of the House of Lords … Continue reading

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