Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

Reflections On Training For Ordination Part-Time

GUEST POST:// Jayne Manfredi lives in the North-West in Chester Diocese and is a first year ordinand training part-time at The Queen's Foundation in Birmingham. She's also raising four children aged between five and fourteen and you can follow her on Twitter @TheWomanfredi. Finding a mode of study that was going to work for me… Continue reading Reflections On Training For Ordination Part-Time

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

The Five Circles Of Community

GUEST POST:// Laura Collingridge is a first-year ordinand at Wycliffe Hall studying for the Durham BA. Sent from Soul Survivor Watford in St Alban's Diocese, she was formerly a university administrator and a non-resident member of the Community of St Anselm, and she blogs at https://lollingridge.wordpress.com/. I LOVE community. I also find it hard, because… Continue reading The Five Circles Of Community

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

Let’s Agree To Disagree

GUEST POST:// Georgina Elsey is a London ordinand in her second year of three at Cranmer Hall, Durham. She used to be a stage manager working in musical theatre and dance, and she has been blogging her vocation journey at http://www.thewayishouldwalkin.blogspot.co.uk. Now, I will admit, I am opinionated. Very opinionated actually, and the self-awareness does… Continue reading Let’s Agree To Disagree

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

A Miscellany Of Muddled Misconceptions

GUEST POST:// Edward Keene is a former solicitor and is in his second year at Wycliffe Hall as an ordinand, while researching church history. The church can seem a strange place sometimes, even to its own members.  Ancient scriptures?  Multi-phase liturgy?  The Holy Ghost?  Even ‘membership’ itself - no one does membership any more, in our… Continue reading A Miscellany Of Muddled Misconceptions

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

Fighting Ghosts; Finding Holiness

GUEST POST:// Sorrel Wood is a Portsmouth Diocese ordinand currently in her second year of study at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Her current favourite hobby is playing Bananagrams. This term at Cuddesdon I have often found myself blindsided by a dazzling, gentle grace at times when I didn’t realise I was seeking it. You’d think, in… Continue reading Fighting Ghosts; Finding Holiness

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

Thoughts Found Amongst The Silence

  GUEST POST://   William Davie is a first year ordinand studying for a BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He has previously been a Church Intern and Journalism student. He thinks too much and blogs when he remembers at https://disturbingthecomfortablesite.wordpress.com/ If you had told me a few months ago, that my favourite… Continue reading Thoughts Found Amongst The Silence

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

Things I Never Expected To Happen At Theological College

GUEST POST:// Kate Pellereau is a first year ordinand at Wycliffe Hall and is from the Diocese of Oxford. To celebrate Michaelmas (term one) being over, she offers a tongue-in-cheek run-down of unexpected things she's learnt this term. Over the summer the question I was asked most: ‘What will you be doing when you get… Continue reading Things I Never Expected To Happen At Theological College

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

I Don’t Know What I Was Expecting, But I Wasn’t Expecting That

I'm standing in the kitchen; this one is named for St Francis which is appropriate as it's the main venue of our service. I've washed dishes, mopped flaws, peeled apples, sung loudly, served silently, and fallen deeper in love with my brothers and sisters in this kitchen. The slightly vinegary-overtones is no longer strange but… Continue reading I Don’t Know What I Was Expecting, But I Wasn’t Expecting That

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

Privilege, Twirl Bites, and Revelation 22

GUEST POST:// Kicking off a brand new blog series 'Confessions of a Trainee Vicar' is Ruth Holmes, Cambridge graduate, Wycliffe Hall ordinand, and mixed mode student whose placement is St Frideswide, Oxford. I finished university in 2012 but didn’t move away. I thought I might join the civil service one day, work for a Think… Continue reading Privilege, Twirl Bites, and Revelation 22