Posts By: barbara


The last month has found members of Third Space practising our culinary skills for not only have we been feeding our friends and families over the Christmas period, but we seem to have extended the festivities into the Advent period too. In sharing food together we are following the example of Jesus with his disciples… Read more »

Remember – Give Thanks

We met this morning on Remembrance Sunday. Greeting us at the Bandstand was two slabs of clay, bread, wine, sunflower seeds and a sunflower seed head.                   Who do we remember? We remember those who sacrificed their lives for their country, but it can seem a bit… Read more »

Take a break

As Third Space is by it’s very nature a small group, it is something of a commitment for those who agree to lead the weekly bandstand meetings. Many of the members of the group are either involved in education or have children who have school holidays. So it was decided at the outset that every… Read more »

Life’s like that

Ever found yourself making plans and then when you try to carry them out you get diverted or stuck and then end up in a place you didn’t want to be in? Well our Third Space walk was a bit like that on Sunday. We set off from the Jug and Glass in Lea intending… Read more »

This is the Table

It is our practise at Third Space to meet together for a meal every so often. These occasions are always very special as we sit with others with whom we can really be ourselves. Conversations vary from those that are deep and profound to those that are light hearted and full of laughter. Last night was no exception: We… Read more »

Some truths are unbelievable

As we left the pub last night the barmaid said “Your group sounded great fun tonight”. What were we doing? We were reading some crazy news reports that had some even more bizarre untruths added to them. We had to guess what was true and what was untrue. It was a bit like “What the Papers… Read more »

Head Space

Considerable discussion followed the questions drawn out of the hat. See what you make of these: Is there hope for the institutional church? What are you most grateful for? If you were the leader of the Labour Party what policies would you introduce? Is it acceptable for some Muslim women to cover their faces; (1)… Read more »

So what is so special about a coracle?

The symbol of a coracle is special to those of us who were founder members of Third Space. To ensure that the change of direction in our faith journey was not too crazy we sought some council from Michael Mitton (freelance writer, speaker and trainer, also the Fresh Expressions Officer for the Derby Diocese).  He… Read more »

Blessing for the Park

  We gathered in beautiful sunshine, shedding coats, sweaters and jackets. A warm September morning – a very welcome start to our look at the importance of blessing others. Grayden talked about John O’Donohue’s book Benedictus – A Book of Blessings. He read part of the introduction for us. The parts that really stuck me… Read more »

Colours of the Year

God has blessed us with a wonderful spectrum of colours since we started meeting in the Park. This morning we met in among the flower beds, by the fountain and under a beautiful rose arbour. I was sent an annual report from a vicar friend of ours called Tessa. It described everything in terms of… Read more »