Tag Archives: formation

Being sensible and realistic – ordination training

“It’s formational.” Actually, I’m quite grateful that no-one has used those words to me recently. However true they might be. I might just have groaned in anguish (or worse) if they had – even though it’s probably true. The best … Continue reading

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Spending my 100% for Jesus

Earlier today I posted about my worries that perhaps I was putting my family before my calling. Thank you everyone for helping me to work through something that’s been bothering me for some while. A good slap with a sensible … Continue reading

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Putting the son before serving the Son

When explaining to people some of the circumstances surrounding my forthcoming curacy, I have been beset by a sense of guilt, a fear that people will question my commitment to my calling, every time I explain why it’s panning out … Continue reading

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Here endeth my Reader Ministry

Today, Pentecost 2013 marks the end of my Reader Ministry. The different diocese of the Anglican church are not known for their consistency in approach to patterns of, or peoples development through, different ministries. But in the Diocese of Winchester … Continue reading

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An authentic Lent – a reflection from discernment

With less than 5 weeks to go before my Bishop’s Advisory Panel (BAP), I came to Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.┬áThis year I had no real need to ask myself what I could do to make the next … Continue reading

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The Faith and the Fear – a reflection from discernment

It is the first of at least two reflections that cover some of the thoughts and emotions I went through during the final stages of discernment of my calling to ordination (a process that my fellow parishioners at St Peter’s … Continue reading

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