Posts By: barbara

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 »

Best Laid Plans …

You know what it is like when you have planned to do something and then the unexpected happens and your plans fall apart. Well this morning at Third Space was a bit like that. What was planned? Well I will save that for another day, but let me just tell you that it would be… Read more »


Jon led us in Third Space a few weeks ago on the theme of clouds. He had been inspired after coming across a plaque for Luke Howard the namer and classifier of clouds. Intrigued he investigated further… We spent some time lying on our backs looking at clouds, praying, meditating and being still. It was… Read more »

Hiding Behind Closed Doors

On the Sunday before Pentecost  we remember that the disciples were all locked away, scared and wondering how their future life would pan out, but have you ever considered actually how old those disciples were? We looked at this question, which we have no answer for, but it proved quite interesting to think about. We are… Read more »

Question Time

Head Space found us pulling the following questions out of the hat: What do you understand by the term post-evangelical? Is Christianity compatible with the Theory of Evolution? If Jesus of Nazareth is not “God made man” are all his teachings irrelevant? Who is your favourite biblical character (excluding Jesus)? What objects in or parts of… Read more »


We met in the park and it was WARM – Hallelujah! Opening Worship We gather this morning in the name of the Creator, who creates time and space, galaxies and stars and planets. In the name of Jesus Christ, born on planet Earth, and in the name of the Spirit who fills Earth with his… Read more »


Sunday morning found us constructing a huge cube made out of canes.   Jon must have designed this for a team building exercise???? Laughter, co-operation, vision and initiative isn’t that what fellowship is all about.           Jon explained that the cube we had constructed was the same size and shape as… Read more »