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Final Thoughts

The Church in the West is in a period of great change. Phyllis Tickle in her recent book ‘The Great Emergence’ likens it to a giant rummage sale, a time where treasures are re-found as well as the unwanted cast … Continue reading

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Closing time

There is a rare moment of evening peace in the house as Dave has taken the kids to their trampoline lesson. My sabbatical is drawing to a close, just two weeks left before I shift gear – not back to … Continue reading

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Taize days

Taize has been part of my faith journey; I came here first when I was 20 at the end of my first year at university. I came for a week and stayed for two and felt as if I had … Continue reading

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Slippery Fish

My mother wisely warned me that it might not be so easy readjusting to life back at home after my 10 days of ‘freedom’ and after the delight at seeing my family again it has been an odd few weeks. … Continue reading

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In the beginning….

This blog is a space for me to share the meandering thoughts that occur to me during my sabbatical.  I hope, through having to write and formulate those thoughts, something worthwhile will come out of it all! Currently I work … Continue reading

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Head-space

Our 6 year old daughter, Hannah, is a born extrovert. Almost every day on the way to school she will ask if she can have a friend to play – she will then work her way through her ‘favourites’ list … Continue reading

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Me and the Church

The focus for my sabbatical is the Emerging Church – an incredibly broad and elusive phrase. I am interested in places where there are new forms of worship and church and in exploring whom they are reaching, what is their … Continue reading

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