Rock, Seed, Heart

Never mind paper, scissors, stone. Let’s play rock, seed, heart. On this morning’s walk on the North Yorkshire Coast, we came across this rock. The way that the water naturally flows around the rock makes it look a little like a heart, with veins, or branches, or roots. And so, of course, a conversation beganContinue reading “Rock, Seed, Heart”

Jonah: Reluctant Prophet

Our theme for the next couple of months is ‘prophets’. Each week we will share a profile on the relevant prophet. This week, we are looking at Jonah.

Our Next Theme: The Spirit Is…

There is an ‘I’ in Spirit – in fact there are a lot of ‘I’s’ in Spirit: Inspire, Illustrate, Illuminate, Inform, Incite, Ignite, Invite, Influence, Imbue, Inflame, Infect, and a lot more.  The Spirit is… well, ok, it’s like this…sorta… wait…just like a bit….. ok……The Spirit is …. Well… it’s complicated. We asked what the Spirit doesContinue reading “Our Next Theme: The Spirit Is…”

‘A Spacious Place’

The Psalms are a place I often feel able to find support and clarity in times of crisis. The beginning of Psalm 18 describes a Psalmist in crisis. Someone crying to God for help. After a really descriptive (perhaps even maybe a little bit dramatic?) exploration of God’s response, the Psalmist writes that God ‘broughtContinue reading “‘A Spacious Place’”

Talking Online

You probably know by now that I love talking online. Lot’s of people think that online conversation, particularly when it’s text based, is somehow inferior to face-to-face. For me, and I think for many others, that is not always the case. There are lots of positives for talking online; time to think, being able toContinue reading “Talking Online”


Alex and Jo both really struggle with the idea of rules, especially in a spacious church. It matters, though, that we are able to create safe space so that every member of Churspacious is included, respected and cared for. It is also important that people find what they seek; that there is some sort ofContinue reading “Guidelines”


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