Opening the Treasure Trove

Why is it that when we travel abroad, we are drawn to Art Galleries and Museums? Curated collections give us insights into different cultures as well as fresh understandings of our own. The same applies to the treasure troves within our own churches and yet they are often left “unopened”. Last year I went to … Continue reading "Opening the Treasure Trove"...

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Life: Pilgrim or Tourist?

  I want to pick up Ann Nadge’s most interesting discussion, “How does a pilgrim differ from a tourist?” [Here]  Ann’s discussion was inspired by her recent pilgrimage to “The Holy Land.” I very much appreciate Ann’s notion of the pilgrim who is ‘ready to enter the mystery’. I am pondering these ideas myself in … Continue reading "Life: Pilgrim or Tourist?"...

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Tourist or Pilgrim?

In January, with Brexit rallies stirring outside, I participated in the lunchtime Holy Communion Service in the nave of Westminster Abbey. During the sharing of the Peace, I turned around and realised that our small gathering was being watched by tourists from behind the red ropes. It was disconcerting for a moment. I had come … Continue reading "Tourist or Pilgrim?"...

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