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As Long as You Both shall Live

January 5, 2017 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for As Long as You Both shall Live Tony and Judith had a long, happy, fruitful, Christian marriage. Just short of 50 years, Judith died of cancer and Tony was left alone. The ‘arithmetic of marriage’ changed as the One made out of Two, which is marriage, was torn apart leaving a Half. Besides all his sorrow in such a disorienting loss, the […]
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Haddon Willmer shares some “moving and illuminating” prayers that he heard on Radio 3’s Choral Evensong

October 27, 2016 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for Haddon Willmer shares some “moving and illuminating” prayers that he heard on Radio 3’s Choral Evensong I was driving round town last Wednesday afternoon, when Choral Evensong from Birmingham Cathedral was being broadcast on Radio 3. It was a beautiful service, with excellent music and interesting readings. But most moving and illuminating were the final prayers. So I wrote to the Dean, Catherine Ogle, many years ago a student of mine, […]
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Nathaniel Darling shares his thoughts following a week spent working with the Child Theology Movement

August 10, 2016 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for Nathaniel Darling shares his thoughts following a week spent working with the Child Theology Movement The week before last saw a consultation on the future of the Child Theology Movement take place at High Leigh conference centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. This is a movement Haddon Willmer has been closely involved with from its beginnings in the late 1990s, and I was fortunate to be able to participate in last week’s consultation […]
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PACE IN SWEDEN AND WESTMINSTER… by Haddon Willmer

March 27, 2016 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for PACE IN SWEDEN AND WESTMINSTER… by Haddon Willmer Earlier this month Hilary and Haddon Willmer visited Sweden, at the invitation of Sven-Gunnar Liden, a leader in the anti-trafficking movement in Sweden and in the European Baptist Federation. Hilary told large audiences of professionals and parents why parents are crucial frontline agents when children are sexually exploited, and why agencies like police and social […]
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Happy Christmas?

December 8, 2015 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for Happy Christmas? By Haddon Willmer. At the art class I go to each week, we were given Christmas as a theme for our next attempt. I dislike tinsel, though like most people I get entangled in it every year. It comes in many kinds and it seems churlish to do a Scrooge on it, saying ‘Humbug’. But […]
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The Drama of Living: Becoming Wise in the Spirit. “A deeply moving, illuminating book” says Haddon Willmer, one we should all read

August 25, 2015 Haddon's Blog
I have just read a deeply moving, illuminating book, The Drama of Living: Becoming Wise in the Spirit (Canterbury Press, 2014). It is so good I would like to persuade all my friends to read it. The author is David Ford (left) until recently Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, not only a learned, […]
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Haddon Wilmer urges us to read Roy Searle’s blog on the migrant crisis – here’s just the beginning, see below for the link to Roy’s full article

August 6, 2015 Haddon's Blog
“Rediscovering what it is to be human and that every human being matters.”  It was an unexpected and very pleasant surprise. Occasionally I help out at the local United Reformed Church and yesterday led their morning service. Expecting a handful of people in the congregation, predominantly elderly, it was wonderful to welcome a party of over […]
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A thought provoking blog by Haddon Wilmer

June 10, 2015 Haddon's Blog
Poor Alexamenos Guy Dammann opens his review of Donizetti’s opera Polituo (in the TLS, 5 June 2015) with this startling paragraph: In an age in which the greatest threat to Christianity comes, not from competing religions, but from apathetic acceptance of its basic values, it is interesting to reflect on how astonishing the beliefs of […]
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Faith in Dark Places – a film report of a recent poverty in Leeds conference

March 11, 2015 Haddon's Blog
Three weeks ago we reported on a conference that Haddon and Hilary Willmer had attended the title of which was Faith in Dark Places. The conference focussed on the question of poverty in Leeds. However, one comment made by Anglican Clergyman/writer David Rhodes namely  “Why the rich …rich ?. Why does a rich always wants to be richer. If […]
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Finding Mr Goldman by David Rhodes – a review

February 24, 2015 Haddon's Blog
David Rhodes, the author of Finding Mr Goldman was one of the speakers at a recent conference at St Edmunds Church, Rounday which examined Faith In Dark Places: Myths and Lies about Poverty. Here Haddon Wilmer who was among the 130 people who attended the day of talks and workshops reviews Rhodes’ book describing it as “very unusual, […]
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