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 […]

Greenbelt!

For those of you unaware, Greenbelt is a faith-based festival of performing arts, defined as being “when faith, arts and justice collide”. The atmosphere around the festival is second-to-none and really adds to the programme that Greenbelt and we, as the URC, offered, so part of the experience you really have to just ‘be there’ […]

Dear diary…

Part of the reason for the recent lack of blog activity is because I was waiting for the end of a string of events to report on them all in one blog! Partway through the string I realised that it goes on until about mid-October! So I’ve cut the string in half and am now […]

A romantic weekend by the sea…

Tomorrow Sandy and I will be off to the seaside for nearly a week, we’ll be staying in a hotel, it has a pool, we’ll eat fish and chips, sit in a theatre… Oh, sorry, I should also mention that 30 other young people will be doing the same! Sadly for Sandy and I it won’t […]

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 […]