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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A blog of bits!

Bit of a haphazard blog this week, lots of different things to report on and let you know about! Greenbelt 26th-29th August 2016 at Boughton House, Kettering! Be there! Greenbelt is a fantastic festival where arts, faith and justice collide. In my opinion, there isn’t a better year to go! First of all, the URC […]

Happy Easter!

Just a short blog this week to say Happy Easter on behalf of Sandy and I! I hope your bank holiday weekend has been both relaxing and thought-provoking. As the weekend took us through Christ’s last meal, his death, and then the celebration of his resurrection. What did you get up to in Holy Week? […]

Church: Octopus or Bicycle?

I am extremely grateful to my colleague Sandy (we do, sometimes, actually work together!) for his fantastic blog on Lent. It begs the questions around what we do, why we do it and how it impacts our lives. This started me thinking (I know, very dangerous…) about what the church IS called to do. On […]

Fruit!

We get told to eat it loads, apparently up to five a day. We can include vegetables in that count, but I think this blog would somehow lose its path if I began talking about vegetables of the spirit… The New Testament tells us about the nine fruits of the spirit: “ 22 But the fruit of […]