One is a female, 21-year-old Cambridge University student. The other is a 55-year-old man, convicted of murder and with a history of drug crime. It would, perhaps, be reasonable to assume that they have little in common – but for a letter, sent by the Long Lartin inmate at the end of last month, after a reading that the student gave during the televised Carols from King’s service “touched [his] heart”.
My work here is done. Ladies and gentlemen I give you: the Winter 2014/15 edition of InSpire.
Tomorrow, the latest edition of the St Luke’s Church magazine, InSpire, will hit newsstands across the, erm, church. As editor, I’m enormously grateful to all of our contributors.
The gallery’s latest exhibition coincides with the centenary of the start of WWI and examines the effect the war had on the young artist. Stanley was one of five Spencer brothers, all of whom fought in the Great War; his older brother Sydney died at Epehy in September 1918, and is the only holder of the Military Cross remembered on the Cookham village war memorial.
The more I think about it, the more I think we’re due a visit from Jesus. The world is so hideous that I sometimes think it wrong to carry on praising God.
I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve developed an addiction. I’ve only got myself to blame but, try as I might, I just can’t seem to wean myself off it.
I’ll be honest: I’ve had a good Christmas. A gastronomically very good Christmas. This was made clear to me earlier today when, half-an-hour into my second stint at the Maidenhead Swimarathon, I was secretly getting rather...
I’m exhausted, but really rather pleased. The latest edition of InSpire is done, finished, and printed – and, best of all, it’s ready in time for Christmas.