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Tying up some ‘loose ends’

Lent was this year, a dark time. There was a lot of wrestling for me to do, and a lot of just getting through all sorts of anxieties and pain – mental and physical. My husband and I gave up on our … Continue reading

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A true fast Isaiah 58:6-12 #givingitup #Lent2014

Graham will post later I’m sure, but it’s me making a start on our Lent reflections today. Today was always going to be a day set aside for reflection; I am on one of my regular days at Alton Abbey, … Continue reading

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If you don’t ask, you won’t get!? Ordination Training

I don’t know about you, but at times it seems that we’re always being expected to chase things up. It’s like we’re living in a culture of “if you don’t ask, you won’t get”. In church life, experience tells me, … Continue reading

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Gates, stiles and openings… as prayer stations

I grew up opening gates, unlocking barriers, and sometimes climbing over fences that had no other means of being navigated. That was part of life as the daughter of a Head Keeper in the New Forest, at any chance I … Continue reading

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Building the aeroplane in flight – reflections on #winchestermission

When I set out to our Diocesan Conference, stuck as I am in a funny place half-way through ordination training,  my sense of calling dry, and confused as to how and where God is shaping my future, my personal prayer … Continue reading

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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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Touch and intimacy – some reflections from my hospital placement

Earlier in the year, part of my ordination training, included a placement with the Chaplains at my local hospital with a couple of days also spent at our local hospice. What follows is an edit of the presentation I made … Continue reading

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The house that God built – 1 Kings 8 and Luke 7:1-10

This morning’s sermon was for the occasion of the ‘Friends of All Saints Basingstoke’ annual Eucharist (followed by an excellent bring and share lunch!) (Note: colleagues with whom I might be undertaking preaching practice next weekend probably don’t want to … 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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“Grace is in the fighting” Rachel Mann’s ‘Dazzling Darkness’ (book review)

Rachel Mann‘s book ‘Dazzling Darkness’ (Wild Goose Publications) should be required reading for all trainee pillocks…, sorry, those currently engaged in ordination training, “One has to be a pillock to want to be a priest” is just one of the … Continue reading

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