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May 7th 2019

The Art of Receiving

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Ioannis

Wendy May Jacobs is a curate in Portsmouth, and a participant on the Journey of Hope pilgrimage created by Reconcilers Together. In this blog she reflects on her learning from the most recent module hosted by the Rose Castle Foundation and Place for Hope, focusing on radical hospitality and host-guest…

March 9th 2019

Out of the ashes of our lives…

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Ioannis

A guest blog by Dave Tomlinson for our ASH WEDNESDAY service   Lent is a very ancient practice in the church created as a fast in preparation for Easter. In the early centuries of the church it lasted no more than a few days. It wasn’t until the fourth century…

November 8th 2018

St Ethelburga’s Feast Day

Jo Winsloe-Slater

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Jo Winsloe

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Every year we throw open our doors to celebrate St Ethelburga’s Feast Day with friends and neighbours.  At this year’s service a warm and poignant address was given by Revd Dave Tomlinson. “Ethelburga left behind no great treatise on Christian doctrine…but a legacy of compassion and social justice.  Actually, this…

September 22nd 2018

Guest blog from Reconcilers Together: The Right to Peace

Justine Huxley

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Justine Huxley

If you asked someone to name some of the human rights, peace might not be very high up on the list. They might start with the physical necessities like food and water, intellectual well being such as education or freedom of expression, or maybe those relating to the more obvious results of conflict:…