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United In Difference? The Agape Lunch

April 14, 2012


Is it ‘human nature’ to surround ourselves with like-minded people? Are we compelled into intellectual tribalism by some ancient genetic code? Is our biology a barrier to seeking out alternative points of view? Research by American scientists suggests a high degree of personal choice is involved. Asking 8,000 subjects about their views on a particular […]

Supper Club Report – Sunday 3rd April 2011

April 3, 2011


Had Fr Peter patented his Supper Club idea, he could now be poolside in a clerical one-piece, living off the royalties from the hit television series Come Dine With Me – or perhaps he would prefer to stay in Southgate and provide the narration? Thankfully, we have the benefit of both Fr Peter and his […]

Read All About It! World Book Day – Sunday 6th March 2011

March 6, 2011


When in town a few weeks ago, someone stopped me in the street and asked me to sign a petition against the closure of a library somewhere in south London. As evidence of my library-supporting credentials I explained how angry I had been at the idea of closing (or was it just moving?) Palmer’s Green […]

247 beds in a week, excluding mangers! – Sunday 6th February 2011

February 6, 2011


Christmastide officially came to an end when we observed The Presentation of the Lord in the Temple (I had forgotten why we keep the manger scene up in Church until the end of January). Apart from the somewhat uncomfortable memory of midnight mass in an unheated twelfth century village church (thank goodness we benefit from […]

Seeing is Believing – Sunday 3rd October 2010

October 3, 2010


There will be plenty to feast your eyes on at Christ Church this month! On 3rd October, Bishop Peter will preside at a special Evensong to give thanks for the restoration of the Lady Chapel and bless an icon that has been written in memory of two former parishioners. The restored wall paintings in the […]

To Market, To Market? – Sunday 5th September 2010

September 5, 2010


For much of the summer our lawn was a fashionable shade of ‘Southgate Beige’ – and we were not alone; the past three months have been the driest on record in over eighty years across some parts of Britain. While taking a break in the countryside during the holidays, we rambled through fields of stunted […]

Poetic Justice? – Sunday 4th July 2010

July 4, 2010


Many will remember the visible signs of previous recessions; the power cuts, the rubbish piling up and the seemingly never-ending strikes. So far, this time things seem to have changed. Speaking with friends recently it became apparent that the reality of this recession had passed some of us by. Without the visual cues of the […]