Calling all Crafters

As some of you may remember, last year we asked craft groups all across the United Reformed Church to help by making knitted fruit and vegetables as a part of our contribution to the Greenbelt Arts Festival, held in August. The knitted fruit for our treasure hunt was so well received that we wanted to […]

Lutherstadt

As I stood on the platform at Berlin’s main station, waiting for my train to Lutherstadt-Wittenberg. It suddenly dawned on me that I was going on a pilgrimage of my own. Pilgrimages are almost always very personal, and reflect your relationship with God at that time. No one pilgrimage is the same, even to the […]

Re:Claim

Well it’s certainly been a fun-packed weekend at Wessex Camp! I attended as a guest but also to help lead one of the ‘streams’ for the young people. There are 3 streams for 11-18s to pick. They follow one throughout the weekend and each one picks apart a different area of the theme ‘Re:claim’, mainly […]

Picture this…

Picture this… a woman in a hijab travelling on the tube, walking along Westminster Bridge, through Parliament Square today. What kind of looks do you think she’s getting? What kind of welcome will she receive when she walks into work, boards the tube, or crosses the square? The very fact that the picture at the […]

New Beginnings

I’m currently writing this blog from a new part of the country. I’ve recently been lucky enough to relocate to Cambridgeshire to take up my role as a Council For World Mission (CWM) Iintern, starting at the beginning of October. It’s cropped up in conversation a few times now, but it’s always difficult to describe what I will be getting […]

Spread The Love

I’m not an expert when it comes to the European Union, I’m not an expert when it comes to the intricacies of politics either. But hearing stories of the things that some people are saying after everyone woke up on Friday morning have me really quite scared. This isn’t me saying I’m scared for the […]

Make A Difference

From the steelworks of Stocksbridge to the English Riviera at Torquay the United Reformed Church is alive and well and making a difference in the communities we serve. The opportunity to contribute to a guest blog comes at the end of a week when I have taken part in the dedication of a new community […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

This is Mental Health Awareness Week! URC Youth have made a firm commitment to tackling the stigma surrounding mental ill health and have challenged and encouraged the entire denomination to keep that topic in mind when it carries out it’s work.   Mental ill health can often be swept under the carpet, avoided because of […]