Tag Archives: Greenbelt

Building communities – Steve Chalke at #gb40 might relate to #winchestermission

It’s great to be told half way through ordination training, that “theological colleges are training people for the wrong things!” I heard that gem, among others, from Steve Chalke at Greenbelt over the Bank Holiday weekend. After my issues with … Continue reading

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Making Connections at #gb11 and beyond

Well I’ve come to the final post reflecting on what I gained from attending half of Greenbelt 2011. Basically it was all down to making connections. Some of those connections involved styles of worship, ideas for community, and fresh theological … Continue reading

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Thoughts from hearing about ‘New Monasticism’ at #gb11

I had not really registered the term “new monasticism” before I went to Greenbelt. I initially considered going to “New Monasticism: is it all hype or refriaring the church?”because I’d started reading the “The Hospitality of God” co-written by Bishop … Continue reading

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Chiming or clanging bell? Rob Bell at #gb11

Rob Bell was the speaker at Greenbelt who I though I ‘ought’ to go and listen to. I seemed to remember he’d written something controversial not that long ago, but I couldn’t remember what. I still can’t. In the end, … Continue reading

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Beyond the grave at #gb11

I’ve spent much of my ministry as a Reader in the last 12 months focusing on the funeral ministry here at St Peter’s, developing my ministry in this field alongside helping to nurture the parish’s during our recent vacancy. Though … Continue reading

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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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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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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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