It’s that time of year. We are bombarded with advertisements on every side to help us choose our Christmas presents … More Shopping and Giving
This article was first published in the November 2020 issue of our parish magazine. You can read it again here … More Virtue in a time of Necessity
This article was written for the October 2017 edition of the parish magazine. According to Wikipedia, this is one of the most often performed hymns in the U.K. It even features in a shortened form as “All Good Gifts” in “Godspell”. We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land, but it … More We Plough the Fields and Scatter
This article was included in the March edition of our parish magazine. You can read it again here: We all know how important it is for children to play sport. They learn to play in a team, and they need exercise and fresh air. But a new report shows that in many areas the air … More A breath of fresh air?
We all know how important it is for children to play sport. They learn to play in a team, and they need exercise and fresh air. But a new report shows that in many areas the air they are breathing is far from healthy … More A breath of fresh air?
January is a time for good resolutions, and giving up animal products for the month helps reduce your carbon footprint, as well as giving yourself a chance to recover from the over indulgence of the festive season … More Veganuary
One day I was walking along Bury New Rd from Strangeways to wards Prestwich. On the other side of the road a man was complaining that none of the buses were stopping for him. I stopped to listen, and realised that he was blind and was standing at a stop where only the 96 stopped. … More Doing buses differently
Water is a precious commodity; life would not be possible without it. Looking out of the window in November you would be forgiven for thinking that we have plenty of water in the UK … More Think outside the sink!
Traidcraft are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. In 1979 they sold only jute products (do you remember those macramé hanging baskets) from Bangladesh, but within two years they were selling tea and coffee as well … More Wake up and smell the coffee!
We live on a beautiful planet. God created a world in all its wonderful variety, and he was pleased with it … More Peat bogs, tigers and you: The danger of extinction