gathering

We gather – people of faith and no faith, people of hope and no hope, people of peace and no peace. we gather with the longing to be made whole again if just for this time, here and now we gather with a prayer, however vague and tenuous, that in spite of the absence of…

fear

This Thursday is the last advent service in the prison and Saturday I’m doing a memorial service for those in the unit that have died this year [at the prison’s request – certainly not of my own choosing], along with a christmas service. The memorial service is compulsory, unless we can talk the prison out…

getting over christmas

The woman who made my coffee this morning, when I told her I was spending Christmas morning in the prison, said, ‘That’s very good of you’. I instinctively responded ‘It’s very good for me’. I don’t mean that in a sanctimonious, martyrish way. I’m not that selfless. Last night I went into the Marlborough Unit…

don’t you hate a travelogue when you haven’t been there yourself?

[Christop and Craig have more comprehensive wrap ups of Just Worship, including photos… Craig’s blog includes more detailed stuff about Peter Majendie and Dave White’s presentations] [photo stolen shamelessly from Christop] I am back in Melbourne which is deliciously balmy after Christchurch. I had a fabulous time. It’s really good to be home. Just Worship…