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From Our Canon Chaplain

From The Rev. Canon John Bolton

Canon Chaplain for Clergy
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I Linger as Long as I Can

‘ I linger for as long as I can. I pray and allow nature to bring me to silence – the beauty that brings us to peace and whispers that there is something more.’ C.S. Lewis on Addisons Walk Oxford Dear Friends and Colleagues, In a previous letter I talked of how...

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I Have Dreamed a Dreary Dream

‘I have dreamed a dreary dream beyond the Isle of Skye…’ Medieval Scots Ballad – The Battle of Otterbourne. Dear Friends and Colleagues, I quoted these words because they express for me a feeling of utter exhaustion and helplessness and create an image of far away...

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Truth to Tell

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I first started to study the psychological phenomenon of DENIAL when I entered more fully into the dynamics of addiction and related human behavior. Confronting the fears related to painful realities and their consequences creates for many...

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O God, Defender of My Cause

“Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause; you set me free when I am hard-pressed;have mercy on me and hear my prayer.” (Psalm 4) It would be redundant for me to say ‘in these times ….’ We are all experiencing varying levels of pain,grief, anger and outrage....

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A Grief Observed

Dear Friends and Colleagues, During this time of enforced distancing I want to increase my communication with you on matters that are of pastoral concern to all of us – either in our own lives or in the lives of those we serve. I am aware that a large part of our...

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