Archive for November, 2011

Oblation at St Mary’s Abbey, Colwich

Friday, November 11th, 2011

I am pleased to be able to post some photos of our Oblation ceremony at St Mary’s Abbey, Colwich on 23rd October during the morning Mass. This was an enjoyable occation for Joanne and I which is about making the Rule of St Benedict the basis of our continuing Christian discipleship.

Revd Peter in the Great Birmingham Run

Sunday, November 6th, 2011
Peter in the Great Birmingham Run

Running up Bournville Lane

Thanks to everyone who has supported and sponsored me and Team St Francis in the Great Birmingham Run.

My final time was 2 hours and 14 minutes, which I was really pleased with.

So far we have raised just over £3,000. If you still wish to donate you can do so securely on line by clicking here.

 

Thought for the Day:  Reflections on the Half-Marathon

30th October 2011

Last Sunday morning I took part in the Great Birmingham Run. It was the first time that I have ever done anything like that and it was a fantastic experience.  Now I have never been much of an athlete and the last time I did any serious exercise was at school. Then, back in May, someone persuaded me to enter the half-marathon.  I thought it would give me the challenge I needed to train properly and really get in shape. I also thought that I could get sponsored and raise some much-needed funds for our church community work. Though I must admit, having accepted the challenge, I did begin to wonder if it was really just an expression of my mid-life crisis as I felt the need somehow to prove myself physically. (more…)