Stream Schools Ministry Tour

Networking get togethers and the like
Details: Stream Leaflet (2).pdf
Thursday 12th May (11.00 – 14.00)
Lower Earley Baptist Church, Maiden Place, Lower Earley, Reading, RG6 3HE
In association with RE Inspired
Friday 13th May (10.00 – 13.00)
The Old School House, 4 Buckland Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 0SL
In association with The Family Trust
Friday 20th May (11.00 – 14.00)
Oxford Youth Works and Oxford CYM, CMS House, Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ
In association with Oxford Youth Works and Oxford CYM

Study Leave

My four weeks Study leave was wonderful. It wasn’t quite a sabbatical but hugely appreciated nevertheless. I’ve done a great deal or reading and a lot of writing with plenty of chance in between to be musing, praying and just being outside in the Cathedral.
I loved the short trips I had to Cornwall, Herefordshire and the Lake District. They all involved determined scribbling towards the dissertation but chance as well to be out and about.
The Highlight was walking the Fairfield Horseshore, a remarkable 11 mile circuit from Ambleside with significant climbing and epic views. So good for the soul.
Photo credit/ownership Ambleside Adventure

Interns at Christ Church Abingdon

Christ Church Abingdon is a wonderful church that boasts THE best coffee shop of any church in the known Galaxy, great Youth Work …… and an opportunity for two interns to join a lovely team.
I’m flagging this up as I am confident in Christ Church offering a valuable learning, growing, supported opportunity.

I like the sound of this programme

TONIGHT ON BBC 2 AT 9.00 PM – Episode 1 of 3
The Hairy Bikers are in Oxford to meet head teacher Niall McWilliams and set up their most ambitious project yet – an intergenerational experiment which will pair 12 teenagers with 12 pensioners for one term in a struggling school, to see if the resulting partnerships can benefit both groups. With youngsters facing relentless pressure to succeed and rising mental health disorders, coupled with pensioners feeling isolated and forgotten by society, could a simple friendship help both marginalised generations feel valued and gain self-esteem? Set in the Oxford Academy School near the deprived Blackbird Lees estate, can these normally opposing groups find common ground?