Creative Reflection on Psalm 18

This is a reflection that I, Alex, created for my training portfolio, in which I use my photography and words to consider Churspacious’s origins, present, and future. The reflection is in three formats; video, images, and text. Feel free to engage with whichever format feels most helpful and accessible to you. Video Images Text InContinue reading “Creative Reflection on Psalm 18”

New Theme: Bread of Life

From the 25th of July until the 22nd of August, churches around the world will consider what it means to say that Jesus is ‘the bread of life’. In Churspacious, we will also be reconsidering what we believe, what it means to worship together, and how we might respond helpfully to food injustice. Questions? GetContinue reading “New Theme: Bread of Life”

A Way Forward for Churspacious

Churspacious began as a response to lockdown. It has become, however, a vibrant church community which furthers and celebrates the full participation of LGBTQ+ people, neuro-diverse people, those who have experienced church-related trauma, and those who feel strongly about principals of social and eco justice in the Church. Churspacious was set up by myself andContinue reading “A Way Forward for Churspacious”

New Series: Queering the Lectionary

For pride month, a time in which many centre and celebrate LGBTQ+ identities, I am delighted to launch a new series of Churspacious content, Queering the Lectionary (QtL)! This series will centre LGBTQ+ identities and queer lenses as we explore the set lectionary reading for the week. It is our hope that, as well asContinue reading “New Series: Queering the Lectionary”

The New Better – The New New!

A version of this post was originally published as a ‘Christian Comment’ for the Yorkshire Synod of the URC. I am fed up of the phrase ‘the new normal’. I do understand it’s appeal, but I wonder if ‘the new better’ or even simply ‘the new new’ might more helpfully describe our yearning for aContinue reading “The New Better – The New New!”

Accessibility

Resourcing Church: Diversity and Accessibility Over our first year, Churspacious has gradually grown into a space where text-and-image-based communication is the norm. This is, perhaps, not unusual for a social-media-based church. However, it’s also notable that text-and-image-based content gets significantly more interaction than videos and zoom events. We are planning to continue to provide someContinue reading “Accessibility”

More Time? or More Money?

We asked the question – would you rather have more time or more money? It is a hard choice, we’ve probably all wished we had a bit extra in the bank, and all longed for a day to go on forever, or another few moments with someone we love. So, we were not surprised toContinue reading “More Time? or More Money?”

Giving Up, Taking Up, or Just Waking up?

We asked our lovely community if they were giving up something or taking up something for Lent this year. It felt like a loaded question, in a period when a lot has been taken away from us, and home comforts have taken on more of a role in our self care. Giving up things isContinue reading “Giving Up, Taking Up, or Just Waking up?”