Tag Archives: licensing

Starting the rest of my life (and losing some brackets)

So they’ve gone. No longer am I a ‘Reader (to be) in Writing’… but instead a ‘Reader in Writing’, authorised, admitted and licensed. One set of brackets have gone, but the others, though slightly re-worded, will remain until the last … Continue reading

Posted in life, ministry | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Here I am

It is now only 3 days till my licensing as a Lay Minister (Reader). I am very grateful to Father A who led our Quiet Day at Furzey House on Saturday for continuing your good work at getting my head … Continue reading

Posted in life, ministry, mothers' union, theology - how God fits in, wildlife | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Turning corners

Talking about things helps, especially when there’s such an encouraging bunch of you reading this drivel I churn out. I’m not totally sure if it was meant for me, but this felt like it, for starters. As you’ve said Andy, … Continue reading

Posted in ministry, theology - how God fits in | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Crisis of confidence

I know this is partly bred of being overtired, and partly natural (according to our Warden of Readers who dismissed my mutterings as flippancy) but I’ve been having an acute attack of “What me God? You have to be joking!” … Continue reading

Posted in ministry, theology - how God fits in | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

I may look forward…

Received a letter today from the Warden of Readers that makes it official: “In the view of those responsible for initial Reader Training you have successfully completed the Reader Training Programme and may look forward to being Licensed on 3rd … Continue reading

Posted in life, ministry | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Social networking in pastoral situations

I received a prize from my vicar today! He called it this month’s “keeping an ear to the ground” prize. The story goes like this. A local lad is currently training in New Zealand for his commercial pilots license. In … Continue reading

Posted in life, ministry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A surprise encounter

My good friend and fellow trainee Ian, has just posted the audio of my sermon from Sunday (the one with Gabriel in it) at  http://www.stpetersyateley.org.uk/ – follow the links to Services and Sermons and I’m there on the list as … Continue reading

Posted in sermons | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment