"Hello!" I look up from the painful task of applying more antiseptic and a plaster to a blister. An hour after leaving the albergue in Tosantos where I spent the night, I already seemed to have gained another to add to the many that are firmly embedded on my feet. The shout comes from Andrew, … Continue reading Camino de Santiago: Day 11
I’ve just been to Watts in Westminster to buy my first cassock alb, which is a generous leaving present from St. Christopher’s. I found Watts tucked away behind Westminster Abbey and was welcomed by a tailor. I took off my denim jacket and hoodie and was promptly measured up, before an alb was popped over my … Continue reading A new cassock alb
Today was one of the last full days off that I’ll have in London before leaving in a few weeks and I spent it having something of a quiet day. I usually try to spend one day a month in Epping Forest – a place a bit like a sanctuary that can be reached on … Continue reading Broken – Sean Bean’s lessons for the C of E?
I spent the last 24 hours back in Oxford with 3 amazing friends. We stayed up all night at a Commemoration Ball, drinking champagne, singing along to Scouting for Girls and enjoying each other's company. It's hard to believe 2 years have passed since graduating and how much has changed. It was amazing to … Continue reading Back in time
It was a real pleasure to worship at St. Joseph the Worker, Accra on Sunday and to spend a week learning more about the Anglican Church in Ghana. More blog posts to follow!
I was having a coffee with a friend who's also involved in youth ministry, and we got talking about Rev, the arguably more up-to-date, realistic version of the Vicar of Dibley that portrays the life of inner-city Vicar, Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander). And, in fact, before I started this job and found myself head first … Continue reading Moments of joy
It feels good to be back for my first full week of work since Christmas. As Monday is my day off, today is the first day of the week for me.When I first started this job, I found not having any time off at the weekend very difficult. It meant that I didn’t have the … Continue reading “He, too, is a winner of wars”
So, 15 months after beginning full-time work for the Church of England and 6 weeks after being recommended for training for ordination (meaning that I'll become a vicar after three-years at theological college), I've finally decided to do what I've been threatening to do, and start a blog! It's aims are to capture the completely chaotic … Continue reading My First Post