War – or peace?

Observant consumers of the Grove Community News may have noticed the absence of the usual Thoughtslot this month. I missed the deadline! This is more or less what I wrote: “Jesus said, ‘Blessed are the peace makers,’ he might have added, ‘Blessed are the peace inheritors’.” Which, of course, is Read more…

Watch your language!

“And, Sophie, the weather for today – in a word?” “Nebulous.” It could only be Radio Oxford, I thought. Genuinely I heard it one Monday morning recently. “What’s that mean?” asked Jane, when I repeated it. Cloudy, just cloudy. What a stupid way of putting it. And yet, I thought, Read more…

Welcome to the family!

On Sunday 16th in the evening we had one of those special occasions when we could welcome new members to our church family. The jolly Bishop of Dorchester, recently returned from his well-earned break after filling in until Bishop Steven came to Oxford, took the service in his usual relaxed Read more…