Monthly Archives: August 2013

The ACC in the UK and Europe

Our diocesan website has just revised its locations map to include my Chaplaincy here in France. The layout is interesting. Under the previous incumbent Bishop Hamlett, the ACC was a more northern phenomenon. The locations in Bolton and Manchester reflect … Continue reading

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Sailing Questions

Going by a few search box questions, here are a few ideas for rigging the Mirror dinghy, or indeed most light sailing boats. The outhaul and the downhaul are terms we often come across. There is no ambiguity about the … Continue reading

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Mainstream versus Marginal

I would just like to get a couple of reflections in during a brief blog session. I remember as a kid in the 1960’s being brought up in a very straightforward kind of family, not very religious but highly respectful … Continue reading

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New Priest for the ACC in England

I draw your attention to the ordination of Fr Jonathan Munn of our Diocese (ACC in the UK) by Bishop Damian Mead. Please see the page on our diocesan website – Ordination of Fr Jonathan Munn & First Mass. It … Continue reading

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Sketches of the Sea

I have just today returned from north Brittany where I have spent five whole days in the footsteps and wake of a fine French TV series on the terre-neuvas in the 1920’s, Entre Terre et Mer. The terre-neuvas were fishermen … Continue reading

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One-Week Hiatus

My sailing club had a superb regatta yesterday afternoon. We were nine dinghies and eight catamarans. The wind was a westerly and moderate one, but very unstable with buffeting gusts, so we had to be very dynamic with the mainsheet. … Continue reading

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Two Neglected Blogs

I did a little survey of interesting blogs a few days ago. Here’s a couple of the forgotten ones, which are generally very good. The first has some very interesting reflections about why people go to continuing churches. The second … Continue reading

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