This morning I went to the Chaplaincy for the morning service. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a service there, and strangely enough I found I actually missed some aspects of it! Most of the time I was there last year I was yearning for a Baptist church, longing for a larger congregation, yet somehow going to the service today I felt comfortable, almost like coming home. It’s a very different style of service, which is nice every now and then, and I even found myself wishing we did the ‘sharing of the grace’ at Orchard Baptist Church!! Julian’s sermon turned out to be less of a sermon and more of an interactive seminar focussed on how we are all called by God to do something, even if we don’t realise it. We went through a whole load of different examples of gifting, various possible routes you could take in the Anglican church where God might be calling you. This was all quite interesting and useful for me, as I’ve been thinking about my calling a fair bit recently. I don’t think I learnt anything new, as such, but I think some things I already knew were made clearer today, which is good.

This afternoon we spent most of the time tidying the house, in preparation for the pancake party Anne-Marie had organised. We had a good lot of people come round actually, and we all had a great time. It was good to see Phil and Jenny again, and Alison came for a bit too. The pancakes came fairly steadily, and everyone had at least 3 by the end of the evening. Esther even got a fish shaped pancake, which was very cute! Mitch also decided he wanted to see the chase from The Italian Job. Obviously I had no objections (!!), and we also ended up watching the Mini chase in The Bourne Identity, which is also a fantastic car chase. For those who have usernames and passwords, you’ll find a load of pictures that I took on my PhotoLounge; if you haven’t asked for a username and password, let me know and I’ll set you up with one. Unfortunately I don’t think the system I’m using allows you to sign up yourself, so just send me an e-mail and I’ll add you!

Categories: Miscellaneous


Phill · 27 February 2006 at 1:36 pm

Are you sure the photos are there, Matthew? The PhotoLounge has got a snazzy new design but I can only see three albums – Neddy, Panto Stew, and the murder mystery evening…

Matthew · 27 February 2006 at 5:10 pm

Sorry, had the settings wrong on that album, should be all sorted now!! 🙂

Alex · 28 February 2006 at 11:45 am

Of course more photos can be found at:


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