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Intercession Prayers 27th July 2014

Begged, borrowed and pinched from a few places – including the Church of England Topical Prayers page but broadly my own.   In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ, let us pray to the Father. The response to God of love is Hear our prayer: God of love Hear our prayer … Continue reading »

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I have news…

…I’ve been quiet here as I headed to my BAP. I headed off on a vocational retreat a short while ago to start to move from preparation to prayer ahead of the event and put aside all non-prayer things (including this blog). My BAP was on May 12th – 14th up at Stafford… the news? … Continue reading »

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The Five Marks of Mission

The question posed for me to answer (on no more than two sides of A4) was: Assess myself and my Church against the five marks. Where are we? The five marks are: (via) To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom To teach, baptise and nurture new believers To respond to human need by loving … Continue reading »

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What does the Nicene Creed mean to me?

Taking into account what I wrote here – here’s my second piece of writing for my Area Director of Ordinands. What does the Nicene Creed mean to me? What would I change in the Creed if I had the opportunity? It would be very easy in this short essay to explore the theological meaning and … Continue reading »

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What is a priest and why do I want to be one?

I’ve been trying to figure out if this is the right thing to do or not (posting my work that is!) The reality is this blog gets between zero and one hit a week (and I suspect that one is Google) – I think that’s a good thing and this is really a personal diary … Continue reading »

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Working through selection

Over the past year I’ve been working through this calling – trying to discern what it is God wants me to do. Is this a calling to be more involved in Church? Is it a calling to more ministry with Children? Is it to a more formal role within the Church (Lay Minister?) or is … Continue reading »

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Finalising the kit

It’s fair to say we may have been a little obsessed with our kit. The problem was of course, that we were delayed by a year – and there’s only so much time you can take up obsessing over visas and injections – so kit seemed a harmless hobby. I’ve lost count of the tents … Continue reading »

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The velvet highways of the Land of My Fathers.

Fully loaded the CBF600 is starting to feel like she’s wallowing, and frankly unless I get more training, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing all the way to Moscow. The problem I think is a simple one of too much weight combined with too little experience sledging around pristine Welsh tarmac right into the heart … Continue reading »

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GPS Trace of Wales Training Weekend

Here it is in all it’s glory – I never get tired of these things! 500 miles in one weekend – can’t be bad.

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Back safe and sound

The bike is away, the flickr photos are being uploaded and I have a full Sunday roast in my Belly…. fantastic weekend, much learned, full report shortly. Sorry about the strange characters in the posts whilst we were away – the photo update stuff seems to put them in – will get that fixed ASAP.

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