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Codsall Magazine

The journal takes the form of monthly articles for the Codsall Parish Magazine and each article can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link below. The first series (September 2001 to July 2004) was headed "Queen's Counsel" and the second series (August 2004 onwards) "Faith at Work". You can return to the frame navigation here.

Faith at Work

Following ordination in July 2004, the series continued under the new name "Faith at Work" to reflect on experience of local ministry both within the parish of Codsall and in the workplace on behalf of the BCUIM (Black Country Urban Industrial Mission). Just as there is a general understanding that learning progresses throughout the whole of life, so there is a dawning awareness that spirituality is a characteristic of the secular as well as the sacred. Seeking the holy at the heart of life is fundamental to human existence, whether in the Church or in the World.

Contents 2011

Sabbatical
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

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lxxxvi
lxxxv
lxxxiv
lxxxiii
lxxxii
lxxxi
lxxx
lxxix
lxxviii
Exploring silence
Blessed: are ye
Blessed: are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake
Blessed: are the peacemakers
Blessed: are the pure in heart
Blessed: are the merciful
Blessed: are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness
Blessed: are the meek
Blessed: are they that mourn
Blessed: are the poor in spirit
Nine: faiths in UK Inter-Faith Network

Contents 2010

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
lxxvii
lxxvi
lxxv
lxxiv
lxxiii
lxxii
lxxi
lxx
lxix
lxviii
lxvii
lxvi
Eight: heaven's treasure
Seven: whole days
Six: days of creation
Five: essential elements
Four: for the Gospel Makers
Three: parents and child
Two: heaven or earth
Walking: in confidence
Waiting: in faith
Watching: and learning
Sharing: our journey
Variety: of Church and World

Contents 2009

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
lxv
lxiv
lxiii
lxii
lxi
lx
lix
lviii
lvii
lvi
lv
liv
Change: for the best
Spirit: of ingenuity and innovation
Shoes: made for walking
Spirit: the messenger
Service: to love
Master: of complexity
Moment: of inspiration
Meaning: life's vocation
Matter: is the matter
Media: in the spotlight
Making: the Midas touch
Waiting: ready for the new

Contents 2008

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
liii
lii
li
l
xlix
xlviii xlvii
xlvi
xlv
xliv
xliii
xlii
Now: and forever
Loss: and encounter
Singing: we are together
Change: making all things new
Chaplain: the go-between
Apprentice: like Father, like Son
Who knows: ask the gaffer
Everest: mission around the world
Cross-roads: contract terminated
Contract: a disciple for life
God: unknowable yet intimate
Part: of the big picture

Contents 2007

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
xli
xl
xxxix
xxxviii
xxxvii
xxxvi
xxxv
xxxiv
xxxiii
xxxii
xxxi
xxx
Christ: a competitive edge?
Hunger: daily bread
Thirst: water for life
Heroes: real or imaginary?
Trinity III: the Spirit in creativity
Trinity II: the Son in re-creation
Trinity I: the Father in creation
Windpower: breath of the Spirit
Security: or risking everything
Work change: time out with God
Recycling: from ashes to fire
Three: ternary computing

Contents 2006

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
xxix
xxviii
xxvii
xxvi
xxv
xxiv
xxiii
xxii
xxi
xx
xix
xviii
Business Plan: handing over
Community: valuing each other
Harvest: the growth of a business
Leading Edge: Work/Life balance
Grass: transforming the game
Twinning: rings a bell
Identity: crossing the unknown sea
Christian Aid: you add, we multiply
Contracts: beyond the short term
Recruitment: re-membering the Church
Spirit: bridging the gap
CAD-FE integration: adding meaning to life

Contents 2005

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
xvii
xvi
xv
xiv
xiii
xii
xi
x
ix
viii
vii
vi
Angels: seeing, hearing and responding
Business debts: the forgiving servant
First-fruits: the elk test
Life coaching: realizing self-potential
i54: communing with technology
Benedict: a rule for life
Columba: the dove of the church
Zips: joining heaven and earth
Science Park: renewing relationships
BCUIM: Holy Week experience
Bible: the best-seller
SPARK: igniting the vision

Contents 2004

December
November
October
September
August
v
iv
iii
ii
i
BCUIM: have you got FAITH in your business?
Iona: matter is the matter
Quakers: ministry for all
Douai: developing a spiritual practice
BCUIM: challenging Justice and Care

Queen's counsel

This journal was started when it became known that I had been accepted for training at The Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham in preparation for non-stipendiary ministry in the Church of England. The first 35 articles were headed "Queen's counsel" and represented a current stage in the 3-year West Midlands Ministerial Training Course (WMMTC) but sometimes also sought to pick up a topical thought for the local Church.

Contents 2004

July
June
May
April
March
February
January
xxxv
xxxiv
xxxiii
xxxii
xxxi
xxx
xxix
Leaving: farewell to Queen's
Holy Week: the Passion of the Christ
Ministry: health & healing
Spirituality: in the workplace
Spirituality: creativity
Salvation: forgiveness
Salvation: from death to life

Contents 2003

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
xxviii
xxvii
xxvi
xxv
xxiv
xxiii
xxii
xxi
xx
xix
xviii
xvii
Salvation: Christ with us
Mission & Ministry: feminist theology
Placements: worship & work
Preaching: the hand & mind of God
Christology: life in the Spirit
Multi-faith: Jesus the Way
Creation: God the Father
Christian Ethics: Fair Trade
Walk the Labyrinth: Easter
Meditation & Contemplation: Lent
Pastoral Liturgy: Candlemas
Church Placement: Epiphany

Contents 2002

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
xvi
xv
xiv
xiii
xii
xi
x
ix
viii
vii
vi
v
Exploring & Celebrating Difference [Christmas]
Community - starting 2nd year
Pastoral Theology: a Shepherd's view
Context for Theology: questionnaire, etc.
Summer Holiday: rest, Iona liturgies
Christian Thought & History: the Trinity
Residential Week: Building Community
New Testament: St.Mark
AOCM Day: Presentation of Christ
Spirituality Weekend: St.Benedict
Enneagram Weekend
Old Testament: Job - Epiphany

Contents 2001

December
November
October
September
iv
iii
ii
i
Christian History: Mary
Turning points: 9/11 - 100 names
Anticipation of Community at Queen's
Accepted for training at Queen's College


This site was developed to contain work by Mike Fox relating to the WMMTC course
and subsequent experience during ministry in the parish of Codsall and the BCUIM.
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