How the Church of England is engaging with social media

Faced with falling congregations, the Church of England is finding digital engagement via Twitter, Facebook and blogging sites a powerful and important part of its ministry and mission. Sister Elizabeth Pio based in… Continue reading

Analysis: DNR orders and Islam

Many devout Muslims believe that DNR orders represent a soft form of euthanasia which is strictly forbidden in Islam. According to the Koran, Muslims cannot kill, or be complicit in the killing of… Continue reading

Belgium Ik hou van je! (Belgium I love you!)

Tomorrow I return to the office after a week and a day’s leave. I had no specific plans, except attending the wonderful Dani and Ian’s wedding reception in Cardiff on Saturday 15, I… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Edinburgh and Lake District (Ice stitches)

Edinburgh during the Fringe This picture was taken from the Scott Memorial. Windermere This picture was taken from the back of the Swan ferry on Lake Windermere. Dove Cottage I took the photos… Continue reading

Who will the next Archbishop of Canterbury be?

When Dr Rowan Williams announced his intention to stand down as Archbishop of Canterbury in March, the long process of finding his replacement began. The end is now almost in sight, with a… Continue reading

Magical Mystery Tour

This Sunday I set out on an adventure in my little Scarlett ZiZi (my car) on a  magical mystery tour. I had summery music (and later an Agatha Christie play) on the radio,… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Some pictures from the Fringe

This summer I went to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time. It was fantastic, and even though I only went for the weekend I had a great time. As well as visiting… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Tatton Park (Ice stitches)

I recently visited Tatton Park gardens in north Cheshire – and as it was a sunny, end of summer, afternoon I took my camera. Look out for more traditional photographs soon – here… Continue reading

Ancient Rome’s maidens – who were the Vestal Virgins?

For more than 1,000 years Rome’s Vestal Virgins, a group of six hand-picked women, held unparalleled positions of status as some of the city’s most senior religious leaders. They had rank and a… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Angkor Wat (ICE stiches)

These are big pictures from the Angkor World Heritage site in Siep Reap, Cambodia. They have been stitched together using Microsoft ICE. A rather nifty piece of freeware that allows you to create… Continue reading