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Good day, Sunshine *

As a Bishop’s Chaplain, I do ‘big church’ fairly often. It’s not that I don’t like it, but I can’t take too much of large-scale liturgy, grand choirs and all that goes with it. 1,406 more words

General Synod

A Weekend in York

I spent this past weekend in York with a family who has temporarily adopted me. They have been unwaveringly kind to me, and no amount of scented candles or gross American maple candies can make up for all they have done to make me feel safe and welcomed here. 1,072 more words

Photo Journal

York, Nottingham and Sherwood Forest


York is a wonderful place to spend a few days. We arrived on Saturday and left on Monday so it was quite busy given that it was a summer weekend. 377 more words

Travel Pic Thursday: York Minster (UK)

I’m cheating again with Travel Pic Thursday by stealing borrowing a post from an old blog of mine that has long since gone to blog limbo. 1,198 more words


English 'tuition' in and around the sights of York

Should you, and how can you, tutor your children during the school holidays? Of course there’s no right answer to this – many students (and their parents) would be horrified at the thought while many others find it helpful not to lose momentum.   658 more words


On this day in 1586 - Henry Cheke died

Henry Cheke was born in 1548 and was the eldest son of Sir John Cheke and his wife Mary. Cheke was tutored at an early age by his father’s friend, Peter Osborne and later sent to King’s College, Cambridge. 466 more words

Tudor Chronicles