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A Mission-Shaped Year?

Welcome to 2018! Can this be a Mission-Shaped year?  As the LORD admonished Judah in the words of the Prophet Isaiah (read more here), learning to do Mission is crucial...

Growing Disciples

When I was training for ordination I discovered I could ‘do’ flower arranging. It took me a while to figure out how I’d learned to do this.  My mother loved...

A Messy Baptism

  With extra family & friends invited, it was a great turn out for baby Samuel's christening at Greystoke Messy Church a couple of weeks ago. Visitors and friends of the...

Sharing Stories

My mum, who died last year, was a shy woman, but warmly hospitable. She also took much pleasure in cleaning and ironing – a trait that I have not inherited....

Wisdom, Human Flourishing and Resilience

Last week I was at the national Diocesan Directors of Ordinands consultation, which had the title “Wisdom, Human Flourishing and Resilience”. It was one of those occasions when I came...

The Ordination of a Woman

  How long is it since women were first able to be ordained to a preaching and sacramental ministry in the British Isles? On 17th September 1917, at a Congregational...