A Very Bitter Lent

In September 2015 I was privileged to meet the Maronite Archbishop of Damascus Samir Nassar during the World Meeting of Families. I was deeply moved by his accounts of the […]

Silence gives consent

This evening after first vespers of the fifth Sunday of Lent we enter the beautiful but solemn season of Passiontide. And since the great events of Holy Week are always […]

Science of the Cross

This week I’ve been assisting with the facilitation of the annual academies and schools conference for the Diocese of Portsmouth. It was a great privilege to be among over 140 […]


In these days of ongoing reflection after Christmas and Epiphany, I can’t help wondering about what life must have been like for the Holy Family after the departure of the […]


A very blessed, holy and peace-filled celebration of the Solemnity of the Epiphany to you this weekend. In the last few days, I have been contemplating on how best to […]


You’re probably thinking what on earth do the letters above mean? Is it a typo? I heard this on the news on the radio this morning. It is the working […]