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This coming Sunday is Remembrance Sunday.
For readers not in the United Kingdom: World War I hostilities ended on 11th November 1918. Many communities had lost a large proportion of their young men, so war memorials were erected in each community with the names of those who died in the war. On 11th November 1919, they were remembered. Ever since then, on 11th November, or on the Sunday...Read more
I hit an annoying trouble using the "Stroke Outline" feature of Photoshop Element 14. I then solved it. So I'll share it here for the benefit of others who encounter the same issue.Stroke Outline
"Stroke outline" allows you to do something quite simple: You can colour in the outline of a selection. You can choose the colour, the thickness in pixels, and whether the outline will be...Read more
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I'll post this here in case anyone else is searching for this issue
Since my computer updated to Windows 10, build number 1607 (also known as the "Anniversary Update", because it was a feature release timed to coincide with a year since the first release of Windows 10), I've been getting an error when I try to run any command in a command prompt window:
[0x7FFCF5BB70E3] ANOMALY...Read more
Are you trying to find out which Church of England Parish you live in? Simply put your postcode into the search tool below:Postcode
The Church of England's Parish System
I don't know how long this has been the case. If you know, please leave a comment to educate me about this. However, England is divided up into a number of distinct, non-overlapping,...Read more
I have huge respect for Christopher Idle. I love the hymns he writes. And he's a godly man with a wise, pastoral heart. I was searching for some of his hymns, when I found something rather different.
Doubtless, many readers of this will be familiar with Henry Scott Holland's poem Death is Nothing at all . For those who don't know it:
Death is nothing at all. It does...Read more
Sometimes, the world appears to be utterly chaotic. Evil can appear unchecked. It can seem as if there’s no-one at the driving wheel, no-one at the controls. History is one big runaway train.
It may well have felt like that to the Jews who were living in Babylon in the 6 th century BC. They’d been taken there by king Nebuchadnezzar, and they tried to make a life for themselves. But as.....
A sermon given on Remembrance Sunday 2017.
2017 has had us worried at times. We’ve watched the tensions between the United States and North Korea ratchet up. The fear that any actual war could turn nuclear is very sobering.
North Korea wants its place on the world stage, and flexes its muscles to try and get there. Existing world powers don’t want their place threatened. The......
This is the most important service we hold each year – our quarterly combined services. It’s such a precious thing to come all together, to worship God as one church. There are good reasons why we don’t do it every week, but it’s vital that we come together, once in a while.
Indeed, the two PCCs have been going through the process of formally merging our two parishes. It is......
A random sample from some of the people I read online, taken from the past 24 hours.
[M]y trust in the honour and spiritual integrity of the [Provincial House of Bishops] is irrevocably broken
Church statement says the delay in publishing the report due to the need to correct errors of fact
Indicators for financial market "stress" have reached their lowest levels in decades. For instance, stock market volatility has never been this low since the early 1990s. Credit spreads have been shrinking, and prices for credit default swaps have fallen to pre-crisis levels. In fact, investors are no longer haunted by concerns about the stability of the...
You'll also find me in a few other places online, such as …
I also maintain a few other websites:
- Mandelbrot ExplorerThis is an easy to use, totally free, fractal explorer — explore the Mandelbrot Set and the Julia Sets, starting with one of 6 inbuilt colour schemes, but with a totally flexible layers-based way to colour your fractals exactly as you wish. There are many other features - visit the website to find out more.
- Books by Mary OakleyMy late grandmother compiled 5 little booklets of poems and prayers that helped her at various stages of her life. Visit the website to find out more about these booklets, or to order online.
- Kemsing with Woodlands ChurchesThe two churches in west Kent where I'm the vicar / minister / pastor.
- FrenchTravel.UKA forum site for British people to discuss everything to do with visiting France and wider afield in Europe. This spawned from some heavily discussed blog posts on this site, and is now just getting going as a discussion site in its own right.