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Hidden Wounds in Our Midst: A Review

The Church has taken over 2,000 years to realise and acknowledge that domestic violence is contrary to the Gospel. With honourable exceptions, it has ignored, enabled and on occasion encouraged...

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 family...

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...