What would you have said?

On Wednesday 13 February 2008 I found myself standing beside a coffin in a parish church in a northern English city in the presence of four hundred or so people and looking into the face of a diminutive girl in the front row. Her mother had died of throat cancer, and she was sitting between … Read more

“Do Animals go to Heaven?”

You never know what the really significant events in a child’s life are likely to be, let alone when they are going to happen. But when they do occur there is always the challenge of the unpredictable questions that these events provoke. With this in mind let me try to describe a sequence of events … Read more