chris small transI wonder how you interact with technology? I find myself wrestling with anything new but then bemused that someone else can’t work out something I have mastered. Internet bank-ing is often a mystery, whereas email is just the way things are and is clearly a natural way of doing things. I was once referred to by a friend as a “neo-luddite,” meaning I was unwill-ing to adopt new technology after the year 2000 and referencing the 19th Century faction that smashed up new textile machinery – although I draw the line at destroying new tech-nology… mostly!

APCMs are a chance to look back – to report on the previous year – to look at the mission and activity of the parish throughout the previous 12 months. And what a 12 months it has been – a year unlike any of us remember.

chris small transOver the next few weeks, I am going to share some of my thoughts with you about the pandemic and its impact regarding a variety of topics. I hope that it will stimulate thinking and discussion – some of what I write may resonate with you and some of it may seem quite new. However, it should be stated at the beginning that the pandemic and its impact on lives and livelihoods has been horrific – I struggle with the big questions about why this has happened and am not sure of the value of trying to reach for a quick answer, but rather I will look at the impact on various areas of our life together and explore my thinking.

If you missed Chris and Paul chatting with Bishop Mike about God, the Bible and all things 80s music, you can listen to it here:


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