The Rabbi and the bean bags

For my first degree, I read Theology at what was then called the University of Kent at Canterbury (UKC or Cantaur).  It is now simply ‘the University of Kent’, as it has a campus at Medway, shared with the Universities of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church, too.  Formed in 1965, the University took the original…

Compassionate care – we’re nothing without it!

Over the past few years, nurses and midwives in the UK have been reminded of the “6 Cs” of nursing care.  I first heard my friend Joanne Bosanquet  (MBE, Queen’s Nurse, Deputy Chief Nurse, Public Health England) promote the model.  On the one hand, it’s great – especially for those new to the profession, to…

Tu es sacerdos in aeternum

The 9th of May 2017 … … marks the 30th anniversary since my ordination to the Catholic priesthood.  I’ve been teaching sexual health for 27 years now; many people may not even know about the ten years spent for the priesthood, a decade in my past life.  These days, I am more inclined to consider…