Monthly Archives: August 2014

Free on Kindle

I have told you before about my Lay Ministry training inspired book of poems published last October, entitled ‘Validating Ministry’ – available from Amazon on Kindle or paperback – I have now published a second book of poems, this … Continue reading

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St Christopher

Another example of a remarkable medieval religious carving on the wall of Royston Cave in Hertfordshire.

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The Hand of God

Medieval depiction of the hand of God sending the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove of peace. One of the many religious and mysterious carvings on the wall of Royston Cave.

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Willington Dovecote

Gifted to the National Trust in 1914, a remarkable building with space for over 1000 pigeons and dating back to the 16th Century.

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Validating Ministry – Available from Amazon

Validating Ministry by David Potter Kindle Link: Paperback Link: Here is one of the poems from the book The Clergy and the Laity How very proper church could be Without the drag of laity No pews with people … Continue reading

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Care Home Conversations

Each simple question is answered with: “I don’t know” Agitated and staring. Feeling uncomfortable Leaning forward every few seconds Not able to relax Rubbing your head Being ignored by the staff Suffering a turgid routine And a stuffy atmosphere. Half … Continue reading

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Selworthy Village

Selworthy in Somerset, a beautiful National Trust village on Exmoor.

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Gifts and Passions

Thinking about how we use our gifts in the Church, for mission and ministry, and who it is that serves within the the church and beyond. Gifts and Passions It starts with God, shaped by his grace, We stand with … Continue reading

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