14 Nov. 2019
This is my last column for the Hereford Times. As I retire at the end of the month, I want to thank successive editors for the privilege of contributing to the paper every three weeks.
In five years, I reckon I’ve written about 34,000 words... Read more
28 Oct. 2019
3 Oct. 2019
I have not taken climate change nearly seriously enough. I’m not alone in that, but all that has happened in recent months has convinced me that we all need to wake up.
There is no doubt that climate change is real and that the impacts can be devastating... Read more
1 Aug. 2019
I’ve admitted before my passion for cricket – please bear with me if you are not a cricket lover.
More than two weeks on I’m still re-living the intense excitement of the World Cup Final, and England’s win by the narrowest possible margin... Read more
11 July 2019
The number of choices we have to make on any day is extraordinary, and the number is increasing.
I googled, “How many products are there in a supermarket?” and discovered that the number has gone up by 40,000 in the last twenty years or so... Read more
20 June 2019
17 June 2019
It is encouraging to see the subject of faith increasingly prominent within our media, highlighting the continued interest in religion and spirituality across our nation.
Last night the 2019 Sandford St Martin awards were... Read more
9 May 2019
“Does religion do more harm than good?” That was the title of an article I read just before Easter.
Very soon there were examples of why that is by no means just a theoretical question... Read more
17 April 2019
Our hearts go out to the people of France following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. Read more
21 March 2019
Response from the Bishop of Hereford the Rt Revd Richard Frith following the shooting in New Zealand
"I am deeply shocked and appalled at the lives lost in the senseless and grotesque violence perpetrated against innocent people worshipping in a mosque.
The Golden Rule of 'Love your neighbour' is a principle that unites not just those of every faith but also all people of goodwill who want to live in a world of peace, justice and opportunity for all... Read more