At a popular beauty spot in Wales one church offers tourists a meditation trail, a guide to the church and a time of prayer and silence. When they pause to reflect visitors are often held by something or someone in the atmosphere of the building.
Table Talk and Puzzling Questions are an excellent series of resources produced by the Ugly Duckling Company that can be used to kick-start evangelistically-helpful conversations or discussions in relaxed, small groups.
I was spending the day with a rural vicar in Worcestershire. We were walking around one of the small communities he served when a woman emerged from a house, clutching a toddler and looking distraught. Her story quickly emerged…
Julia, a registered nurse and health visitor, has taken early retirement to focus on helping eleven small churches in North Devon reach out to those in the community with health needs. Her work involves: Encouraging self-care through the promotion of healthy lifestyles Education about managing a newly-diagnosed condition in order to prevent complications Helping people […]
The robin landed on the table and looked around. It helped itself to some bread from the plate before flying off, then returned for more, almost oblivious to the young people sat watching. Gathered in the outdoor chapel, the group were invited to reflect on all they had heard and experienced during the weekend away, […]
There is little worse than someone telling you that they know what it’s like to be in your shoes, when you know they have no idea at all. On the other hand, finding someone who genuinely understands is like discovering lost treasure. This is how I have felt on the journey I have taken since […]