Tag: Allison Fenton

Improvising Church?

In February I attended the Bloxham Festival of faith and Literature supported by the Church Times. The last ‘talk’ I chose to attend was ‘Future –Present’ by two pioneer minsters...

‘Luminescence’ – book review

Luminescence (volume I): The Sermons of C.K. and Fred Barrett (ed. Ben Witherington III; Cascade Books, 2017) Many people know the distinguished theologian and teacher CK Barrett, and his highly regarded...

Messy Mothers Day

I’m looking forward to ‘Messy Rheged’ which will be held as part as part of the Moving Mountains Mission. I’ll be on the welcome team. As I observe Sarah Hume...

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...

Everybody needs a friend!

  In our recent training day for curates we were encouraged by Colin Ashurst to consider the value of CCFs – ‘constructive coaching friends’. Each Mission Community as it is set...

Reflecting on Mission Communities

Carlisle Diocese’s curates gathered together for a study day last week. We usually come together for two study days and one residential weekend each semester. The module we are working...