Monthly Archives: August 2011

Blessed Eucharist and Molten Meditation – wonderful worship at #gb11

One of the things that meant that Greenbelt has for the last 25 years been the one Christian mega-gathering that I REALLY wanted to experience ‘one-day’, is the fact that it is a really inclusive event, which seems to have … Continue reading

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Why I ‘failed’ Greenbelt #gb11 but know it’s not the end!

Well I’ve been back from Greenbelt for a couple of days, in fact for 30 hours longer than orginally planned! First I must emphasise that there was nothing wrong with Greenbelt. It is a wonderful event. It brings Christians of … Continue reading

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Dreams of Home at Greenbelt #gb11 #fb

Well, our holiday is over and my husband has dropped me off at Cheltenham Racecourse for my first experience of Festival life – Greenbelt style! Thanks to my booking with Tangerine Fields (TF) I have made myself at home (no … Continue reading

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Farewell to a hidden hero: Geoffrey Hancock CMG 1926-2011

Last month a took a funeral. A quiet affair for a grieving family, which in some ways was like the others I’ve taken over the last year. But in other ways this was different. For I had theĀ privilegeĀ of being the … Continue reading

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Cakes thank RAF families – a good news story!

Yesterday my husband spent the day at RAF Odiham as part of a team of 16 Mothers’ Union members who gave away FREE homemade cakes to RAF personnel and their families at the RAF Odiham Family Day. His account of … Continue reading

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What do I need to get the best from Greenbelt? #gb11

I am being abandoned at the gates of Cheltenham Racecourse this month by my family, clutching only a rucksack, a cool bag and a pair of wellies! Because we have a family adventure to have before we get there, I … Continue reading

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Being prepared for freedom to walk with God – Exodus 12:1-13

It’s wonderful when, as you are stood there preaching, you can sense that people are listening, and the Holy Spirit moving. It doesn’t happen every time you preach, though that doesn’t mean that obviously God’s not doing stuff, but when … Continue reading

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Where does the power come from?

Reflections on writing a sermon Recently at least one professional (the Vernacular Curate – highly recommended) has written about sermon block. I had that this week – sort of. Then I experienced the other end of the scale – when … Continue reading

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Why I’m going to Greenbelt #GB11

Today I received my first ever Festival wristband in the post! I’ve only ever spent two nights under canvas (in a friends field), and don’t own a tent. I have spinal issues which cause me pain, especially if I stand … Continue reading

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