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Diary of a Country Priest

Father John Twisleton reveals the highs, lows and oddities of life as a parish priest in deepest Sussex. Read his diary to find out more.

Liking it neat is good - as far as it goes. I like to leave my desk neat, my ‘immediate action’ in tray clear and my e-mail inbox empty. More

There is a paradox about living connected via information technology (IT) when most of my parishioners can be reached within fifteen minutes... More

There can be few joys for a priest to exceed being approached about confirmation training. To have two such approaches on Pentecost Sunday itself... More

One of the Easter Gospel readings addresses the issue of discernment so essential as we look forward as a church with limited personnel and energies.... More

My country church of St Giles in Horsted Keynes has a recently revised Mission Action Plan ‘to grow in faith, love and numbers’. More

Looking back over Christmas there is much to rejoice about in terms of delivery of services, pastoral care and evangelistic engagement. More