Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

I’m About To Be Ordained, Here’s What I Learned At Theological College

GUEST POST:// Sophie Cowan has just finished three years at Wycliffe Hall reading for the Oxford BA and now the MTh. Passionate about estate ministry, she is to serve her curacy in Peterborough Diocese. She is the pioneer of Equipping The Called. *** During my three years at Wycliffe one of the key things I’ve… Continue reading I’m About To Be Ordained, Here’s What I Learned At Theological College

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