Rector’s Reflections

Rector’s reflection…

I have been asked “what is the story, vision and mission of Busbridge&Hambledon Church, your Church of England church, in your area?”   It could be summed up as ‘aspiration for something different’ There is a general election coming up. It may be tempting to withdraw, be cynical, see only failed aspirations and seek isolation or darkness. […]

Rector’s Reflections: What do you say when you run out of words?

The philosopher Edward de Bono uses words, pictures and symbols in something called a Random Entry Toolkit to stimulate creative questions in difficult situations. The objective is “to constructively challenge the status quo”. You can read more at I like the idea behind de Bono’s approach. I’d like to suggest that the idea behind […]

Rector’s Reflections

“the regional character is further enhanced and emphasised by the problem of flooding and its control, which dominates all aspects of life and activity” Now, what is all that about? The quote is in reference to Dr Michael Williams, who wrote “The Draining of the Somerset Levels”. His work was published back in 2009. In […]

August 2012

OK…who stole the sun?  Would whoever has taken it away please give it back?! On a more serious note…the Olympics are here so here are two quotes:  “A leader is best when people barely know he [sic] exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, we did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu […]