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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

[Reproduced from the July 2017 issue of Roqueta, Menorca’s English-language magazine.] “It was 20 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play.” Actually, it was 50 years ago that the band (The Beatles) taught Sergeant Pepper to play with that opening line from the first song on their ground-breaking album. With George Martin, […]

The Five Marks Of Mission: 3

Presentation by J Trevor Jones to the PCC of Santa Margarita, September 2016 This is the third in a series of reflections by Trevor Jones, as Lay Chair of the PCC of Santa Margarita, on the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion.  Trevor’s reflection on the first Mark of Mission was posted in July and the second reflection in […]

The Five Marks of Mission: 2

Presentation by J Trevor Jones to the PCC of Santa Margarita, July 2016 This is the second in a series of reflections by Trevor Jones, as Lay Chair of the PCC of Santa Margarita, on the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion.  Trevor’s reflection on the first Mark of Mission was posted in July. The […]

Remembering the Camino de Santiago

Five years ago Kate and I set out upon the Camino de Santiago.  Having flown from Canada to the UK, our first stage was to travel by train from Derbyshire to Bayonne, in France, and thence to Saint Jean Pied de Port, the beginning of the “Camino Frances,” the most frequently followed route to Santiago […]

Uplifting Workshops with John Bell

From Friday evening, 22 April, to Sunday morning, 24 April, more than 50 people from various Anglican chaplaincies in the northern part of Spain gathered for a series of workshops with John Bell, of the Iona Community.   This was an opportunity not only to hear an excellent and engaging speaker, but also for the […]

George Herbert

On 27 February, the church remembers George Herbert, an English priest of the early seventeenth century — and a poet who taught his verse to “rise harmoniously” on the wings of prayer. Born in 1593, he became a young man of brilliant promise, high-minded and proud — especially in his religion. He was convinced that […]

The Martyrs of Japan

On 6 February, the church commemorates the first Christian martyrs in Japan. February 5,1997 marks the 400th anniversary of the first Christian martyrs in Japan. The Japanese martyrs became Christians as a result of the witness of Roman Catholic missionaries who first arrived in Japan with the Portugese in 1543. The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier, […]

Conclusion of Archdeaconry Synod

At the closing service of Holy Communion for the Gibraltar Archdeaconry Synod, the Rev. Geoff Johnson, who is the Archdeacon, preached. The theme for the Synod was ‘Uncomfortably Anglican,’ but as several others before him had noted, being Anglican is not exactly uncomfortable for many of us.  In fact, Geoff was very comfortable being an […]

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