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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easter – What’s Your Response?

Lent is over! Well done to those of you who have resisted temptation! Easter has also come and gone, Jesus has risen to life again! Now that Easter is over, what happens next? As the Easter Sunday service ends, our hearts full of joy as we remember Christs triumph over death, we return back to normal the next […]

So You Want To Talk About Lent …

It’s that time of year again when people ask me “So, what are you giving up for Lent?” and I reply with, “My New Year’s resolution”. It’s a sad reality…   I’ve never been one for following or participating in annual holidays or significant days of the year. Valentine’s Day, to me, seems counter-intuitive because, […]