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About localpreacherforkliftdriver

I am a Methodist Minister taking up a new appointment in the North Cheshire Circuit, September 2019, with pasoral charge of Tarvin, Kelsall, Rowton, Christleton, Mickle Trafford, Oakmere & Bunburry with Tiverton churches. Views are my own.

Bushcraft Weekend

Last weekend I enjoyed the last of the courses I had booked on for my sabbatical. The bushcraft course I that was cancelled in March, was transferred to their summer session. Another great opportunity to meet new people, share our … Continue reading

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Finding the right path – prayerful discernment

I love this time of year when the undergrowth is growing wild out of control. Throughout the seasons I walk with Cagney and Lacey through Delamere Forest. They always find a new scent, or a new path to explore. Unlike … Continue reading

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Final week of sabbatical

This weekend I should have been back at the woodland skills centre. The course I had booked on, I was the only one booked in. Fortunately, for me, someone had cancelled their place on the beginners course for basket weaving. … Continue reading

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Woodland Beauty – Spring

The colours change throughout the seasons Come, sit, look, listen and bathe in its beauty Every visit unfolds new hidden secrets, waiting to be unveiled I see the branches waving in the wind The dappled sunlight glinting through the leaves … Continue reading

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Creativity and crafting

The last two weekends I have been at the woodland skills centre and I’m back there tomorrow and Sunday. The weekend before last, I attended my last mindful woodland wander. Unfortunately, they take place monthly on a Sunday morning, so … Continue reading

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Time is running out

I’m now in to the last 4 weeks of my sabbatical. It has gone so quickly, yet there is still plenty to do. The last month has been a lot of reading, walking Cagney and Lacey, started to strip down … Continue reading

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Christ is risen, Alleluia!

Celebrations this Easter have been relaxed, gentle, even peace filled. Last night we attended the Easter Eve service at Ripon Cathedral. We haven’t been to this service since I went in to circuit ministry – it was obviously always going … Continue reading

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Holy Week

I thought the last two years of Holy Week were challenging, this year is even more so. Being on sabbatical, I have had no services to prepare. I’ve not led a lent course or prepared to lead a dawn sunrise … Continue reading

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A slow pace

This last weekend was one focusing closely on what was around me. Saturday afternoon I was booked on to a foraging course just outside Ruthin. I nearly didn’t make it as sat nav was taking me in circles, I finally … Continue reading

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Ruins and more well’s

In the last week I’ve had the chance to catch up with family, some I’ve not seen for several years. It was really good to catch up with my cousins and their families. I’ve managed to do more reading than … Continue reading

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