It was a Wednesday evening in a made up parish, and Rev. John, a fictional Vicar was sitting in his local pub (this pub is also entirely imaginary). Rev. John rarely got to his local, because his evenings were usually taken up with PCC meetings, Deanery meetings, Mission meetings, Baptism meetings, Wedding meetings, Funeral meetings […]
A lot happens in church that goes completely over my head. When I started attending a couple of years ago I was amazed at how strange it all was. Interesting rituals were taking place that everybody but me seemed to understand. I became a Christian in Afghanistan and for my first 9 months I worshipped […]
This is a true story about two people who were sent to a city for 24 hours by their lecturer, with only an envelope containing two return train tickets. They weren’t told where they were going, were given no provisions and had nowhere to stay. They had to rely on their faith in God and […]
Learning and then sharing Money Stories is a remarkable way of helping couples to explore their different approaches to money. It can resolve some of the tensions that money can bring. It can be helpful to discuss the different priorities or attitudes we have towards money. Then we know why our husband hates opening bills, […]
What’s your Money Story? We all have one. No matter how much of the stuff we have, or how much we love or hate it, we each have a money story and it begins in childhood and continues into our teens and adulthood. This blog is an introduction to My Money Story by Revd. Steve […]
A Monty Python inspired sketch set in a PCC meeting, featuring the frightful Mary, Rev John and the whole gang.
I feel I can speak with confidence about how much people hate talking about money because I’m in that boat too. A few weeks ago I had a leak in the bathroom. After the plumber had finished, he showed me what he’d done and we walked downstairs. Then came the inevitable and extremely awkward bit. […]