Tim Buckley

Priest in Charge Loves church pioneering, family, guitars, Macs, jeeps and Jesus, not necessarily in that order...

Wearing a mask..?

‘Who’s that clown at the front of the church?’ a little boy was heard to say to his mum – and before you ask, no, he wasn’t looking at me. Each year, on the 1st Sunday of February, clowns of all ages, shapes and sizes make a pilgrimage


How are you sleeping..?

So, after all the food, fun and festivities – how are you sleeping?! You may wonder why I’m asking, but as sleep accounts for about one-third of the entire human lifespan, it’s probably worth thinking about! Just before Christmas, Sam and I


Stir-up Sunday…

Families can be quite complicated, can’t they? Being the youngest of four boys in a wonderful family where everyone most definitely had an opinion, I remember quite clearly occasions when those ‘differences of opinion’ became quite vocal! We lo


How, why and whodunnit…

I wonder whether you were one of the eleven million viewers who watched Jed Mercurio’s recent BBC series ‘Bodyguard’? Assuming, then, that you might perhaps be one of nine people who didn’t get drawn in: Richard Madden was bodyguard to Keeley


Football, what football?

 I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but there’s been quite a bit of football on television recently. Love it or loathe it, every 4 years – at least as far as TV scheduling goes – the World Cup takes centre stage with 32 national teams battling


Love is in the air…

Call me an old romantic, but this week the song that seems to be sticking in my head more than any other is that old 1977 classic by John Paul Young “Love is in the Air” – maybe not a name that’s too familiar, but a quick YouTube search will


Fake news or great news?

Fake news! Everywhere I seem to turn I keep hearing about fake news. Two years ago it was a phrase seemingly unheard of – now we’re told it’s one of the greatest threats to democracy, free speech and open debate. Of course, despite what Donald


Going for gold!

As February ended, so too did the 23rd Winter Olympics. It has provided some memorable scenes. Perhaps you remember the amazing 1218 illuminated drones for the opening ceremony flying above the darkened slopes and morphing into the iconic intertwined


The painful reality of loss…

As February arrives, many of us in the parish and further afield have been struggling with the painful reality of loss and bereavement. Never is this more in focus than at each of the funeral services that I have had the privilege and responsibility