June 15, 2020


The current Coronavirus pandemic has awakened us to the frailty of our accepted social and economic norms. Prior to it, though, the accelerating global warming crisis should have alerted us to the danger of continuing in the way to which we have become accustome...

May 3, 2020

When this is all over…. is a phrase many express as we go through the Covid-19 Corona-virus emergency.

It expresses a desire for this to come an end, and return to a degree of normality, “as things were”. But we don’t yet not know when, that ‘when’ will be.

We all hope a...

Well didn’t things escalate quickly with this horrible, deadly virus? 

As well as all the personal issues with sick family and friends, not to mention self-isolation and lockdown, this has of course been a very challenging time for church leadership teams.  Here are som...

November 2, 2019

Repair, Re-use, Re- and Up- cycling?

Repairing, reusing and recycling is regularly in the news, and this month is no exception.

Oxfam are opening a new large out of town department store in Oxford for selling donated items, inspired by an example of a store in Sweden whi...

IBEX’s work takes us across our region, and into encounters with newer ways of engaging with one’s context and the communities in which we are set. One such encounter was with developments initiated by Faithworks Wessex around the south and south east of Dorset, in the...

February 9, 2019

So why do Church and Christians care?

The Church and Christians at large have long agonized over this issue, and engaged in ministries of hospitality for travelers and otherwise homeless people – it was one of the main ministries alongside prayer, of monasteries in the...

February 8, 2019

As a teenager I remember humming along to the one hit wonder song, from the group Buggles (aka the music producer Trevor Horn, the composer Hans Zimmer, and supporting singers), ‘Video killed the Radio Star’ (with a line ‘we can’t rewind, we’ve gone too far..’;  https:...

July 4, 2018

I have just spent 2 weeks walking the border area between the North of England and Scotland, through the largely rural areas that the 84 miles of the Hadrian’s Wall Path traverses. So rural affairs have been on my mind. Not least travel and questions as to what it woul...

March 10, 2018

How To’s: Working with others where God is already found at work, and we can join in and complement our efforts

For Churches and connected groups concerned about Mission and Social Justice the mantra these last few years has been to find out what God is doing out there,...

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