Sorry for the silence

It’s a time of great transition from our life at St Luke’s to the next part of our adventure. And we are still caught up with lots of practicalities. But life goes on… so I have another series of dates for Pause for Thought on Radio 2 starting on Monday 24th September. My slot is around 9.20am but can vary. Then I’m appearing on 2nd, 9th,  24th and 30th October. Broadcasts can be also be heard afterwards on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show web pages. And I also post them afterwards on my Facebook page.

PAUSE FOR THOUGHT – AUGUST

So here’s my next bunch of Pause for Thoughts on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show Radio 2. My slot appears around 9.20am but can be a little earlier sometimes.

Tuesday 7th August                                                                                                             Tuesday 14th August                                                                                                   Wednesday 22nd August                                                                                                Tuesday 29th August                                                                                                         Tuesday 25th September

Hope you can join me but I will post the link here and on Facebook.

Here’s the thing

So here’s the thing, 29th July will be my last Sunday as the vicar of the incredible St Luke’s Church. It’s not by choice, you understand, the Church of England require me to ‘retire’ aged 70 – daft rule if you ask me! But I have no choice. Now I know you don’t believe I’m nearly 70, nor do I, but it seems to be true. Leaving St Luke’s is both heartbreaking and exciting. Naturally, I have no intention of retiring. I shall have much more time and freedom to write and broadcast and travel around doing what I enjoy most – talking about things I love and feel passionate about. Naturally, I hope and pray that St Luke’s finds a vicar who shares the values that have made the church what it is and will continue the task in her or his unique fashion. As for me, I’m fancying going down to the pub again (or some such suitable place) sent by our dear friends at St Luke’s to create spaces for people who may not feel at home in church to explore exciting stuff that matters. Whatever the future holds for me and my gorgeous missus (who I’ve just now been married to for 50 years!), we want to make new connections, discover fresh adventures, keep growing. So I’ve launched this new website where you will find regular Bad Christian podcasts and keep up to date with developments. I’m about to become Vicar at Large – open for offers, ideas and propositions! Subscribe to my podcasts.and I’ll also keep in touch via Facebook etc. Whatever you do please don’t wish us a happy retirement!!

Enneagram workshop at St Lukes

‘Listen to your life: see it for the fathomless mystery that it is!’

What a fabulous Enneagram workshop we had today at St Luke’s – gaining invaluable insights about ourselves and others through the frank and insightful stories of brave people (many of whom were new to it all!) Thank you to each of them and to everyone who participated in our day. I loved it and look forward to many more fun days in London and elsewhere!