Into the House

Passing through Belfast today  – Hillhall Presybterian Church’s Wayside Pulpit catches the eye as always.  ‘All God wants for Christmas is U’  I think I prefer ‘Use sun-block.  Don’t block out the Son’

So it’s off on retreat for a couple of days tomorrow with the Benedictines at Rostrevor.   They see themselves as engaged in the mission of ‘spiritual ecumenism’ and they have been both vigorous and successful in forging strong ecumenical relationships.  We’re in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and I’ll be preaching at their Eucharist on Sunday.

Some distance, I think, from Ulrika’s triumph in the Big Brother House.  I’m looking forward to the silence and to the Gregorian Chant which seems to belong in the silence without crowding it.


  1. Hillhall Presbyterian is where my grandparents and most of my uncles and aunts are buried(farmers in Ballymullan) and my parents were married
    and indeed it is a wonderful building.

    Glad you had a good time at Rostrevor

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