Category Archives: My life and faith

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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“I’m sorry, I haven’t a clue.”

Nearly a month ago, I left my job, my house and my friends in London and drove for what felt like days up the motorway to start my new life in the Great North East. And when people asked me, … Continue reading

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Dear… the next LGBT St Anselmer

While my Year in God’s Time is over, a new cohort of the Community of St Anselm will this week be moving in to Lambeth Palace, being measured up for their albs, and wondering what on earth they’ve let themselves in … Continue reading

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