No one – it had been something that had been in my mind for many years before it was possible. I remember watching the General Synod vote to allow women to be ordained as priests, and thinking ‘OK – I’ve got to think seriously about this.’ Almost immediately a friend rang me up and just said, ‘Ordination then?’ and I knew that perhaps the Holy Spirit was nudging me!
Probably Micah – I love Micah 6:8 (go on – look it up!). But I also find the Psalms amazing as all human emotion is there.
Luke’s Gospel with its emphasis on the vulnerable and marginalized.
To be myself when I went for my selection for ordination training conference. I might have taken it a bit far, skipping morning worship to watch Breakfast telly!
I’m not the sort of person who gets asked for advice.
Probably Peter – he was so impulsive and kept on messing up, yet Jesus never gave up on him.
‘Love Divine all loves excelling’ is pretty high up the list – along with When a ‘Knight won his purrs in the stories of old’.
It came upon a midnight clear.
Advent Sunday - all the anticipation of new beginnings and the coming of Christmas.
12 men? And you didn’t think that would cause problems….!!!!!
(If we leave aside The Bible) anything by Patricia Cornwell or Jane Austen suits me (or The Mists of Avalon, or Little Women). I just love reading!
Miracle on 42nd Street and It’s a Wonderful Life. They are my 2 MUST WATCH films to start Christmas. (And I won’t turn down the chance to watch anything with Fred Astaire in it!)
Um – you’re asking someone who really isn’t into music. Give me Radio 4 and the spoken word any time!
I’d like to say something that makes me look creative, or intellectual – but actually I love watching TV (the more low-brow the better!), visiting France or watching Watford FC at Vicarage Road.
Hard to believe – but I’ve never had a worst job – I’ve loved them all: shop work, teaching, Cathedral work, Diocesan work…
To try to live Christ’s message of love in a way that is attractive to the world when internally we seem to be tearing each other apart.