New Wine 2018: one year on

Twelve months ago I came home from a week long Christian conference feeling tired, excited, inspired, damp and muddy. Having got back from the same conference a fortnight ago, I am just as tired, excited and enthused (slightly less damp and muddy due to the mostly glorious weather we've been having) but also struck by [...]

When the collar doesn’t fit

I have been having a tough couple of weeks. Possibly my toughest couple of weeks so far. Which is bizarre, as I survived Christmas, I got through Easter and I also handled an MA deadline a week before I got married alongside working. So I've been asking myself, why now has the pressure got so [...]

Holy Week as a Deacon: Saturday

10.30am I'm just back from a really good band practise for tomorrow. As we were playing, the church was being decorated for tomorrow. Its lovely to see those moments on joy breaking in. Its going to be alright! 7.36pm Off I go to this service! No turning back now! I love being a Deacon, but [...]

Holy Week as a Deacon: Maundy Thursday

10.05am After a slightly shaky start to the day (I can't find my house keys and I'm teething- yes, teething!), things are looking up as I've got a vanilla latte in hand and have consumed an almond croissant. 11.14am Disaster has struck in the church office. We've noticed that a fake Holy Trinity Formby website [...]