The part of the Holy Week story that gets overlooked is Saturday. It’s for anyone who’s ever been disappointed or let down in life. We may remember the donkey, Jesus washing rough and smelly feet and his last supper with friends. And possibly his betrayal, mockery and cruel death. But it’s what happens next, the… Read more »
On the first Easter Sunday morning the disciples who saw Jesus risen from the dead went running to tell the story. They had gone to mourn and Jesus met them that morning. It changed the lives of frightened and disillusioned men and women who went on to take the story to the ends of the… Read more »
I was struck by some research released by the pollsters YouGov earlier this month, which showed that the majority of British adults believe that human nature is essentially sympathetic and co-operative – with 52% of the people surveyed saying that they agreed with this statement (and less than a third, 32%, disagreeing). Such optimism about… Read more »
The Venerable Canon Richard Brand was installed as the new Archdeacon for Winchester by the Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester, at a service in Winchester Cathedral on Sunday 21 February 2016.