Passion for Compassion At the end of church last week I found 3 year old Teddy in floods of tears. What struck me was that her tears were the fact that her friends were leaving and she wouldn’t see them for a week. We’re all sad when we don’t get what we want (even if we don’t cry about it anymore). The question is what makes us sad, because that tells us what we really want in our heart of hearts. Jesus wept on more than one occasion and shows frustration on several others. Each time he was overwhelmed with......
A History of the Church of Saint James Clerkenwell by Nicholas Riddell This is the story of Saint James Clerkenwell from its beginning in the 12th century as the church of the nunnery of St. Mary. It tells how it survived the resolution of the monasteries and was rebuilt at the end of the 18th century in its present Georgian form. It is also the history of the parish and how Clerkenwell changed from a country parish into a fashionable suburb and then into an industrialised, densely populated inner-city area. You’ll be......