All posts by Fr. Michael Kirkham

Lent blog: 15 – LET US DREAM

Published Thu, 04/03/2021 by

Last night I was invited to an online Zoom meeting, finding myself alongside eight members of five other churches in and around Belper.  So long as there are Christians locally with […]

Lent blog: 12 – MY SUMMERHOUSE

Published Tue, 02/03/2021 by

I spent time yesterday afternoon cleaning out my summerhouse.  I generally vacate it in the last days of October.  I do have a heater in there, but by October it’s getting too […]

Lent blog: 11 – SPRING IS HERE!

Published Mon, 01/03/2021 by

Lent blog: 11 – SPRING IS HERE! Today, St David’s day, is the officially the first day of meteorological spring.  Catkins have been out for some while.  But as I went […]

Lent Blog – 6: OPENING UP

Published Tue, 23/02/2021 by

At the point of writing, I haven’t heard in detail about the Prime Minister’s road map for exiting lockdown.  Just snippets here and there during the course of Monday (22nd February) plus […]

Lent Blog – 4: FREE FOR WHAT?

Published Sat, 20/02/2021 by

Freedom to someone under the yoke sounds bliss.  Freedom from oppression.  From having to do what someone else says.  Freedom to be yourself and choose what you want to do. But what do you want […]

Lenten Blog – 3: LETTING GO

Published Fri, 19/02/2021 by

I had slipped somewhat from my commitment to meditate twice a day.  Hard to put my finger on just when it happened, but Lent comes as an opportunity to reclaim a […]

Lent Blog – 2: SORTING OUT

Published Thu, 18/02/2021 by

I seem to have spent a lot of time sorting things out lately.  First there were all the things at the Presbytery at Ripley to go through in May 2019.  So that […]