Posts By: wendy

Rob Bell’s ‘Love wins’ – Chapter One.

Wednesday saw some of at the Red Lion to discuss issues arising from this book and ‘The Love Wins Companion’ we’ve bought to help us along. It seemed important to discuss first why it can be so hard to voice questions / doubts in Christian groups. One of the reasons is the fear of being… Read more »

Burns Night at Holly House

It was a special evening as we gathered round the Quaker table to share our haggis, neeps and tatties. For the first time in a long while, Tony, Frances and Charlotte were all present and we were delighted to welcome Peter and Uta to their first ThirdSpace meal – we were just sorry to miss… Read more »

Thanksgiving at the bandstand

In the fierce winds whipping around Matlock (!) a number of us gathered (huddled) to reflect on what it might mean to live as thankful people. Steve shared a prayer he’d grown up with at school known as the General Thanksgiving and had us reflect on the mismatch between those rather antiquated words and the… Read more »

Trees and leaves celebrated

  The park had a heavy, almost enclosed atmosphere this Sunday which seemed to aid our quiet reflection amongst the trees. We spent some of the time wandering around the trees with the following poem to inspire us: An October Astonishment by Garth Gilchrist When I touched the yellow maple leaves They entered me Without… Read more »

Joining with brothers and sisters in Nepal

This Sunday Harry shared information about the work of Sagoal – a partner of Tearfund – who are involved in helping  the people of Shrivnagar in Nepal.W e heard a little of the pastor of Tikapur church, Madan, and of Sita, Dhandevi and Motilal who are all freed slaves (bonded labourers).  This community is being… Read more »

Greenbelt 2011

A good number of us got along to Greenbelt this year – some camped… most didn’t! For me highlights included: All the mentions of ‘home’ that made me proud to be part of ThirdSpace and our vision for being home for others and plenty of renewed inspiration… Seeing our friend Ian Adams with Matt Rees… Read more »