Category Archives: My life and faith

From nun school to vicar school.

It’s been two years since I began my time with the Community of St Anselm, and over at Lambeth Palace, a new cohort will be just getting to grips with their rule of life. As they step into a challenging … Continue reading

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The body of Christ and its Ministers’ bodies

I blinked, again. I didn’t understand why this woman was looking at me with such eager glee. “Is something happening, is it?” She repeated. I racked my brains.  Plenty is happening in my life right now, she could mean anything. … Continue reading

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In at the deep end: doing Holy Week wholly.

It’s started.  The week leading up to Easter has always been, for me, a break from busy life. Last year I spent the long weekend holidaying with friends in Wales. Previously, it’s been time off from university and school, time … Continue reading

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Mission-shaped girl: trials and errors.

I had no energy for yet another debate on philosophical arguments for the existence of God. So I backed slowly away and went to play cards instead. At 17 years old, and having been among the same school friends for … Continue reading

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Waiting: it makes no difference.

We packed our bags, loaded up the van, and set off on the 8-hour drive to the North East – and it felt like the moment had finally come. Since Rose was accepted for ordination training, we knew our lives … Continue reading

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Cynicism vs soup.

Every time I start to write about prayer, I stop praying. And then I have to stop writing. It’s happened at least three times now. I guess it’s a bit like how, the moment you think you’ve cracked humility, you … Continue reading

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You can take the girl out of the evangelical church but…

If you’d been driving up the A690 at about 10pm on Wednesday night, and you’d driven up alongside a little white Chevy (before inevitably overtaking it), you’d have heard a song belted out with unlikely enthusiasm. “LORD, I give you … Continue reading

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