With only four channels to choose from, I sat down yesterday evening in front of the television and channel hopped to find a new series starting on BBC entitled ‘York Minster’. As it happens, I have a good friend who is part of the team at York Minster and I was pleasantly surprised to find him playing a starring role in last night’s episode.
As I sit at my desk today, I have the ‘privilege’ of being able to listen to the audio stream from the July sessions of the General Synod of the Church of England which is currently being held in York. The papers were full of comment on Saturday and Sunday after the first of two major debates on the subject of women bishops.
The Church of England has published two prayers for all involved in the World CupÂ on its official website. Traffic to the site apparently increased by 30% following the publication of the prayers. I am not sure if that figure is real or not but I should find out for definite at the end of the month when the monthly stats are revealed.
Like a good number of other people the other night, I went along to my local Odeon cinema to take in a showing of Ron Howard’s The Da Vinci Code (or Dan Brown’s… depending on your perspective).
Working, as I do, in the book trade, I got a heads-up this morning of fairly monumental proportions for the church in the United Kingdom. One of the bookshop managers for SPCK cancelled their usual appointment with one of my colleagues earlier today since she has been told that SPCK will be closing all its shops over the next few months due to STL pulling out of the SPCK/STL deal.
The BBC News website ran an article today about a woman who has been homeless and living in her car for the last six months or so but has been blogging at the same time and giving voice to her experience.
Despite her obvious lack of comfort with asking for donations via PayPal, WS has recently set up a facility and I would encourage you to visit her site and help her on her way if you can.