All Blog Posts Tagged 'Fraser' (7)

More meejah matters - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

Three stories penetrate the work-ridden last few days.

Yesterday Trevor Kavanagh, associate editor and former political editor of the Sun had the nerve…

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Added by Guest Blogs on February 15, 2012 at 10:11 — 1 Comment

Catch up - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

Yesterday was a bit worrying. During my sermon at a Confirmation service in Ilkley an elderly woman began to look unwell. As I came in to land she lost consciousness and, assisted by medics in the congregation, slid to the floor. She came round and was eventually taken off to hospital for a check…

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Added by Guest Blogs on February 7, 2012 at 12:36 — No Comments

Three disclaimers and a plug - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

Just for the record, I note the following:

1. On BBC Radio 4′s excellent ‘The Report’ programme, broadcast last night, I was introduced as having been a vicar in Southwark before moving to Bradford. Not true. I told…

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Added by Guest Blogs on November 21, 2011 at 10:10 — No Comments

PRetty unpretty - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

An explanation is not an excuse.

Let me repeat that: an explanation is not an excuse. So, what I am about to write is an explanation of why bishops have not been willing to comment in public on the events at St Paul’s Cathedral in the last couple of weeks. The structure of the Church of…

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Added by Guest Blogs on November 1, 2011 at 10:12 — No Comments

Giles Frazzled - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

When every day is full of back-to-back meetings and events it is not easy either to keep up with what’s going on in the world or to write blog posts. Add to that a chest infection, the almost total loss of my voice and the fed up feeling that goes with it and blog silence becomes understandable.…

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Added by Guest Blogs on October 31, 2011 at 11:12 — No Comments

Self-destructing Tories - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

I have been in parishes all day today (it’s what bishops do), but managed to catch the news in the car. Two items caught my attention for all the wrong reasons.

The first story was arresting. Murdo Fraser MSP, the frontrunner to lead the…

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Added by Guest Blogs on September 5, 2011 at 11:29 — No Comments

Eagleton & Fraser - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

I know they sound like a firm of solicitors, but it’s not law that they have in common.

Terry Eagleton wrote an…

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Added by Guest Blogs on June 9, 2011 at 9:59 — No Comments

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