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Smoothing pebbles

I recently did a short placement at our local hospice, where I worked with the Spiritual Care team. Being around people who are only days or hours away from the end of their life was challenging and difficult to hear about. At times I didn’t want to see the pain, and I’m not sure it’s […]

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My best man

  So I’m currently investigating the wonderful world of clergy wear as my ordination approaches. I’m talking Albs, Stoles, Cassocks, Scarfs, shirts, bib-stocks and surplices. Crazy talk I know. The last time I spent more than £100 on an outfit for a big church ceremony was in 2007 when I was preparing for my wedding […]

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The Call

Even if I can’t spot him in the crowd, and my friends don’t even know he exists, I know he’s got his binoculars fixed on me. Even though others can’t hear the music I’m still dancing.

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#Metoo

All the #Metoo publicity and the stories about Harvey Weinstein, have brought back memories. It was a really difficult time back then, for the whole team, and those of us who were close to the lady who reported the sexual assault.  ….. We were also caring for some of the most vulnerable people in society, under pressure to keep waiting times down, so our priorities were to try and keep the show on the road.

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Being mates

this week I’ve been thinking a lot about friends. It’s come up a few times when I’ve prayed and then again in church yesterday. I have over 300 of them on Facebook but dont wake up every day feeling popular! Training for ministry meant leaving a lot of lovely work friends behind and gaining a […]

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Mothering..

It’s been a week of women in our house. My daughter was born on International Women’s Day and so we’ve celebrated her birthday this week, and of course it’ was Mothering Sunday yesterday. It was also yesterday that I finally got to announce my next training post which starts in July, and is a big […]

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Desert Rats

Christmas is a great time of year, but it’s not necessarily a holiday for everyone. A lot of vicars work hard at Christmas, but not as hard as post men. Most of us hardly ever use the post nowadays but at Christmas the queues in the post office are pretty bad! My husband was a […]

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