So I’ve just got back from a weekend at Mirfield with St Hild College, where I am training to be a priest. We study at three different sites in Sheffield, York and also at the College of the Resurrection, where we gather for a series of weekends and some of us are based there on […]Read More Lighting up the night sky
I’ve been working with some ladies recently who’ve really inspired me. They all have physical health problems but they show up week after week to try and reach out to the local community. Just getting to the coffee morning is an uncomfortable stretch but they do it out of a desire to be available, and able to join in and help.Read More Uncomfortable stretch
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 […]Read More Being mates
This week I’ve completed a leadership course which got me thinking about what kind of leaders are needed nowadays. I know as soon as I say “nowadays” I betray the fact I am officially middle aged. However it’s disappointing how simplistic our expectations seem to be of our political leaders in particular. I am not […]Read More Leaders and leading
The presence of God, like that of my family and friends is often something I sense but can’t quite describe why it’s important or helpful. When I get chance to really acknowledge it, and praise him for his love, it becomes more of a conversation to treasure and remember.Read More Lurking
This week I’ve been mostly thinking about Happy Valley the hit UK show set in Yorkshire. I couldn’t believe the last episode was here so soon as I’ve come to look forward to the show so much. The lead character is so human, so complex I’m smitten! It’s hard to comprehend how she’s survived all […]Read More When the tears run out
One of the down sides of being a parent it seems to me is the constant list of things you are suddenly supposed to be good at- climbing trees, baking, making food, creating things with bits of paper, entertaining other kids, making stories sound exciting, and patiently listening to lots of stories about things you […]Read More Glad tidings!