Tag Archives: Community of St Anselm

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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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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No longer a nun: the conclusion

Well, it’s over. My ‘year in God’s time’* is up, and we’ve been commissioned by Archbishop Justin (/Bob Geldof) to go and “feed the world”. There’s so much I already want to say as I reflect on the last 10 months, and … Continue reading

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The Archbishop was right.

We sat around nervously, eyeing one another up and trying to gauge what on earth we’d got ourselves into. Never before had I read so much in to a group of people’s body language, clothing, polite small talk. And then … Continue reading

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7 lessons of a silenced extrovert.

In the two months since the last time I wrote anything, many significant things have happened – more than can be healthy, really. But among the life-changing events, one significant thing risks being forgotten (when in fact, it sparked a few … Continue reading

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A couple of big surprises.

Apparently it’s only been five weeks since I became a member of the Community of St Anselm but I’m sure my calendar must be wrong. Five weeks, and I can barely remember what I used to do on Monday evenings … Continue reading

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Get me to a nunnery.

© Copyright The unnamed and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence. It’s come. The day has come. Depending on who you ask, it’s the day I embark on a life-changing 10-month spiritual adventure, or it’s the day I consign myself to something … Continue reading

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