As we possibly consider a ‘staycation’ or ‘vacation’ this Summer, I wonder how we see ourselves. The English are often known for grasping the finest intricacies of the foreign language, by speaking ‘s l o w e r and louder’ - ‘that should do it we think’… Well our own language is a mixture of…Read more Going on Holiday?
Welcome to the first meeting of the monthly 'Faith' group where we look to establish a way to become an even stronger community in Todmorden, willing to engage constructively with matters of faith. But first: Is faith relevant today? What does faith actually mean to you, to others? One aspect of any successful community is…Read more Todmorden Faith : Same Sex Marriage
What a liberating time! To talk openly about death, those issues which are generally taboo. How times have changed. Why are we so reticent to talk about death? Here are some thoughts I have gained recently. Grief over the years Fifteen percent of all babies died before their first birthday in the Victorian age, and…Read more Death Café
If you were a spy, what information might you be looking to gain, to bring back? Who would you be delivering that information to? How might you gain that information? In the Old Testament we hear of Joshua, Caleb and others leaving the safe confines of the Desert of Paran to secretly go into Canaan…Read more Spies
I recall one trek from my youth, where it was a constant slog of 'up and down dale' albeit we were no where near Derbyshire or Yorkshire, we ended up going through a number of peaty bogs (seen above). The black mire would infiltrate every pore of your sock, leaving a wonderful, but smelly, pattern…Read more On a journey
Do we really know our inner self? I'm not sure. But can we? Or know or understand someone else's inner self.As we age, we change physically but also mentally. Our brains are not able to process so effectively as we used to do. Our thoughts may appear to others as irrational. I would question whether…Read more Our inner self