H&H Blog

The Art of the Collar

We discuss the origins of the infamous clerical collar, its adoption during the Oxford Movement, and it's symbolism and meaning.


ISIS inspired attacks in France, terrorism more prevalent than ever within Europe. In an uncertain world, not succumbing to fear is the perennial challenge of the Christian faith.

My Five Favourite Bible Verses

The Reverend, Priestly Brook provides us with his 5 favourite bible verses, and relates them to his life experiences.

Hammond and Harper at the Edinburgh Heart and Soul Festival

Hammond and Harper will be in attendance at the Edinburgh Heart and Soul Festival on 22 May 2016. This years theme is "People of the Way". Find us and say hello!

Testing the faith

Throughout a person's life, their faith in God will inevitably be tested. Priestly Brook explores some of the causes of a loss of faith and also explains how it can be restored.

The true meaning of Christmas

Rev Priestly discusses the pressures he experienced officiating throughout the advent season. He also has some great tips for preaching to a larger congregation.

Priestly's top 10 fundraising ideas for churches

Priestly rounds up his top 10 fundraising ideas for churches. From sponsored bungee jumps to craft fairs, these tried and tested tips could inspire your next winning fundraiser.

Baptism in the modern day

Priestly looks at how the Baptisms have changed over time and shares some advice for ministers officiating these ceremonies.

5 top tech tips - the infographic

In an eye catching infographic, Priestly Brook explains how churches can use technology to reach out to their community more effectively.

Top five bible stories

The truths of the Bible will come to life as you read these ancient yet timeless parables. The summary provides a brief synopsis to each of Priestly's top five bible stories.