Desert Island Discs

I think that Desert Island Discs is the best programme on the radio – never miss it. I’ve just caught up with this week’s edition featuring leading cosmologist Professor Carlos Frenk. Cosmologists are scientists who specialise in looking at the origin and evolution of the universe. So there’s a lot of discussion in this edition about the Big Bang, Dark Matter and Dark Energy. (Don’t … Continue reading Desert Island Discs

Credo – December 2017

Here’s the text of my latest article – from this week’s Newark Advertiser. Mark I’ve been reading a book. It’s called ‘The Great Spiritual Migration’ by Brian D. McLaren and it’s about ‘seeking a better way to be a Christian’. If you’re prepared to be a little bit open-minded about your faith, or if you’re exploring faith and looking for a fresh view on what … Continue reading Credo – December 2017

Carol Service – 11 December 2017

On Monday 11 December at 19.00 we will be holding our annual Carol Concert to support the excellent work of Beaumond House hospice here in Newark. The concert will feature carols to sing along with , seasonal readings of various types and a performance of several pieces of Christmas music by Just Sing! Newark’s community choir. Following requests last year there will be more opportunity to join … Continue reading Carol Service – 11 December 2017

Lendwithcare

At our café service on Sunday we looked at a charity that promotes helping those in some of the poorest countries in the world to help themselves. It works by people loaning, not giving, money to help individuals establish their own businesses. Once the business is successful the loan is repaid and you can take the money back or re-invest in in another project. The excellent animated … Continue reading Lendwithcare

Credo article

This is the text of my latest ‘Credo’ article which appeared in the Newark Advertiser on Thursday 29 June.   Just 4 weeks ago I retired following a career of 39 years in Local Government. As people at work heard about my imminent departure (at a relatively early age) almost without exception they asked me – ‘What are your plans for retirement?’ This early on … Continue reading Credo article