A Place at the Table

This article comes to you against a backdrop of chemical attacks and reprisal bombings in Syria, protracted Brexit negotiations, teenage mental health issues at an all time high, endemic loneliness amongst the elderly in our society, poverty and food banks as a norm in the UK, the world’s oceans clogged up with plastics, more high school shootings in the USA, grotesque power-posturing by political world leaders, and countless other atrocities at home and around the world … More A Place at the Table

Nella Fantasia

This song is based on the solo “Gabriel’s Oboe”, music composed by Ennio Morricone for the 1986 film “The Mission”. A few years later Sarah Brightman begged Morricone to allow her to set lyrics to the music, and eventually he relented … More Nella Fantasia

Ascension Day

Our 21st century minds like to have explanations, to rationalise things. We like to know and understand. Ours is not an age which goes in for story-telling, apart from crime dramas and soap operas. Even then the stories have to make sense … More Ascension Day

Ascension Sunday

Last Monday afternoon, a group of us from Prestwich met at The Christie to present the banner that had been made by the inter-faith sewing group. It was a truly joyous time affirming the relationships that had been built between faith groups in the community as well as the wonderful work of The Christie … More Ascension Sunday