A person with outstretched arms holding a small globe of the world in their hands.

Choose to Bless the World

I wonder how blessed you are feeling this morning? You might want to hold back your judgement on that until you’ve found out just how…

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The congregation of Kensington Unitarians are pictured standing in a service and singing from hymnbooks.

A Community of Spirit

This is the address from our June 1st service in which we recognise new members and celebrate our community on the day of our Congregation’s…

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An illustration of two heads facing each other, each filled with cogs to indicate thought, and cogs mingling in the conversation space between them.

Communicate and Connect

One of the things that they teach you in ministry training is the importance of speaking clearly. You can have the most wonderfully crafted sermon,…

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A large gathering of Unitarian Universalists wearing yellow 'Standing on the Side of Love' T-shirts at a demonstration.

On Love’s Side

Standing on the Side of Love is a public advocacy campaign organised by the Unitarian Universalist Association, whose goal is to harness love’s power to…

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A group of people in traditional Scottish dress, including kilts and sashes, doing country dancing in the street.

Comfort and Cheer

We have my mum to thank for the title of this address – comfort and cheer. Her memory has almost gone – she doesn’t really…

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Two fingers next to each other have faces and hands drawn on them so it looks as if they are people hugging each other. A heart is drawn joining the two fingers.

A Path of Self-Compassion

‘No amount of self-improvement can make up for a lack of self-acceptance’. Robert Holden  You have perhaps heard of a project called Letters of Note. Now…

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Six small seedlings growing in a row in dark earth.

Fresh Starts

When people ask if I like my job as a minister of a church I usually point out that I’m being paid to sit upstairs…

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A selection of banknotes from different countries arranged in concentric circles.

Money Makes the World Go Round

Some thoughts about God and Money… Finance is a great concern in any religious establishment – every mosque, temple, church and cathedral, synagogue and chapel…

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A row of asparagus spears (referring to the historic 'Asparagus Lunches' of non-conformist ministers).

A Long Wait

“I see in the rising crescendo of ethnic tensions, civilization clashes and the use of religious justification for acts of terror, a clear and present…

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A bright red balloon floating away in a clear blue sky.

Letting Go, Moving On

Today’s theme of ‘letting go’ that Sonya and I chose is a theme I’m drawn to in life, perhaps because it’s something I don’t always…

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