I went to St John’s church this morning. I’m on a sort of church search, in the wake of leaving employment at the chaplaincy. I’ve got this plan to visit as many churches as I can that I haven’t already tried, to see what’s out there that I haven’t discovered yet. Last week I went to Orchard Baptist, which was fantastic. St John’s was ok, though I was a bit tired, so didn’t really get into it until right at the end! Next week I’ll be at Ellie’s church, then leading worship at the chaplaincy the week after. Not sure where I’ll end up after that, will have to see what else is on the list!

Ooh, I rang my brother this evening! Ok, that doesn’t sound too spectacular on its own, but he’s just gone to uni, and he’s only been there a day or so, so I thought I’d ring him to see how he was getting on. As it happens, he was on a pub crawl that the university had organised! Can’t quite imagine him on a pub crawl… I guess that’s just something I’ll have to accept sometime soon, that my little brother isn’t so little any more! I’m going to ring him again tomorrow when he’s not in a crowded bar. It’s still very scary to think that he’s all grown up now, paying rent and tuition fees, living on his own, making new friends, organising himself, getting himself from A to B without asking Mum for a lift!! I’m sure he’ll cope just fine, I’m just not sure how long it’ll take me to adjust to the change!

Categories: Miscellaneous


Alex · 4 October 2005 at 9:32 am

St. Johns is good – shame they don’t do student lifts.

Liz · 4 October 2005 at 2:19 pm

They used to Alex, I am sure if you spoke to them they would again. 🙂

Joe B · 5 October 2005 at 8:24 am

Come to The Plant! I realise it’s a long way away in Manchester, but you don’t need to be in Chelmsford Diocese to edit their website (we have a very lovely internet connection in our house!) We could do with some more muso’s … and it would be nice to resurrect the Dawkins/Byrne songwriting partnership.

If you ever do end up in Manchester, though … do come along – I absolutely love it. Mmmmm … Church outside the box!

Liz · 5 October 2005 at 1:26 pm

I know you like cycling Matthew, so shouldn’t be a problem keeping the generator going to power the computer…..

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