Tim Buckley

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

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


Have a sparkling Christmas!

As we arrive in December, for many towns and high streets shimmering Christmas lights have been sparkling out into the darkness for weeks already. The “switching on” of these lights marks the official beginning of the season with crowds gathering


As the clocks go back…

With the clocks having gone back at the end of October, darkness falls so much earlier now. Those long summer days, when it was still light at 10pm, seem very distant and even with lasting mild weather, there’s an increasing chill in the air as win


The highest selling book of all time…

Each year in the month of October, on the last Sunday of the Trinity season before we start counting down to Advent, churches the length and breadth of the country celebrate the Bible on what has become traditionally known as, ‘Bible Sunday’ R