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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.

At my ordination as a priest 37 years ago the Bishop asked me this question in Sheffield Cathedral: 'Will you give your faithful diligence …... More

Since my last blog input I have been in Guyana in South America which took me from my key ministry in the Sussex village of Horsted Keynes for... More

The origin of Lent is in Christian initiation at Easter, the preparation of candidates for baptism with a fast and eventually the accompanying... More

It's halfway through Lent, second busiest time of the year. It's also my five year anniversary as parish priest. I'm looking back at achievement... More

So how was your Christmas? 

Mine was extremely taxing. I felt the force of Paul’s words to Corinth: ‘We are not competent of ourselves to claim... More