Tag Archives: Stanford

Digging In: Growth and Hope

I think the past week or so has made me realise I’m in Stanford-le-Hope for the ‘long haul’, so to speak. This doesn’t determine the length of time that I’ll spend here, even though that has recently increased. It’s more to do with my understanding of the journey. Continue reading

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The clue is in the title.

The question on my mind at the moment is how can you recreate something unique?
Vague? Yes.
Existential? Possibly.
Let me rephrase it. How can recreate something unique using different materials? In a different place. At a different time.

Let me rephrase it again. How can I recreate the kind of Christ-centred community I find myself being a part of in Stanford, in Huddersfield? Continue reading

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Time well spent

man sitting in front of citySomething I expected moving to be with the Stanford Boiler Room community was getting lots of time and opportunity to pray. Doing the school prayer space on a Monday and cafe on a Thursday involves praying in the morning, just before starting, and afterwards. And with all the other things we do, prayer is always a part of it. Not to mention having my own time during the week to pray. Continue reading

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Some ideas, some learning to do

Brevity is a good thing occasionally, so I’ll give it a try today!

Stanford-le-Hope in Essex to most of the world is an insignificant little town, but for me (and for countless others I’m sure) it now holds a special significance because of the 24-7 Prayer community that live there. We were privileged to spend time there over the past two weeks, and to be involved in everything they did. It was said by many people before we went that Stanford really knew about hospitality, and I was slightly nervous we might be disappointed after such a build-up. After just eight days there, I would certainly echo the words of my friends in this respect. Continue reading

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