You can follow Terry Pratchett on Twitter, by the way. Go to https://twitter.com/terryandrob. A post at (!) 2:31 AM Mar 12th tells us that Unseen Academicals is the next Discworld novel, due to be published in October. Essential reading for anyone like me who dabbles in academia and turns up in Cambridge regularly.
Who else enjoys reading Terry Pratchett? I have to admit that after a hard day’s bishopping, I do enjoy curling up with one of his Discworld novels with their ever rolling stream of wit and surprising thoughtfulness. In one of them he invented the phrase ‘The Trousers of Time’ to describe how when we make […]
I thought readers of this blog might be interested to read these comments of the Bishop of Exeter, which are taken from the C of E website: The Bishop of Exeter the Rt Revd Michael Langrish took part in a BBC2 Newsnight debate on Monday June 13 following the BBC programme ‘Choosing to Die’ presented […]
Luke 4.14-30: Jesus Begins His Public Ministry 14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went […]
Ely Cathedral was full of life again today – what a great place it is, and so much going on – this time for the admission and licensing of this year’s crop of Licensed Lay Ministers, or Readers as they are called. Please give thanks and pray for John Marshall (Littleport) Helen Randall (Soham and […]
In his essay, "Turtles All the Way", Terry Pratchett says "we seem to have a turtle-shaped hole in our consciousness". His writing is full of allusions and this looks back to St Augustine in his Confessions, “Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee”, often presented […]
Pratchett’s reflections on his 2007 diagnosis of Alzheimer’s have caught our imagination. "I’ve decided I’m not going to go down without a fight. For me, this really is a matter of life and death. This damn disease is not going to go away, it’s only going to get worse. There is a war being fought […]