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WHITBY ABBEY

  Who would have thought that a Gothic ruins of an Abbey in Yorkshire would lead me to the earliest named English poet?  Apparently, between 658 and 680, Streaneschalch ( later Whitby) Monastery gave rise to the works of an … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION

I was recently inspired by a visit to Chester Cathedral. An exhibition makes clear that  compassion for new immigrants is alive and well in their community .It addresses fear of the unknown, fear of a different language, fear of  an exotic race, colour … Continue reading

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YOU :TIME FOR TRUTH

you hid behind holy orders flogged  naked boys  at night worked  us  bare hands   barefoot broken   building brick walls in winter you cowered behind cloisters had us stroke   your greasy hair your hand   in our shorts us   the guilty you … Continue reading

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APRIL HEROES

APRIL HEROES It’s hard to believe that almost fifty years have passed since Martin Luther King made his impassioned speech I Have A Dream. It resonates just as powerfully today as it did the day he delivered it at a … Continue reading

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