Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Wow has it really been over a year.

The week after my the last post (over a year ago, sorry) our locum was taken ill.  So I volunteered to cover his services for the next day.  I had the sermon for the previous week.  Well that lead to me leading worship in two churches nearly every Sunday for about 6 months.  Dropped in at the deep end.  He he.

Well the past year.... Wow.. I have started studying  BA in Theology at HTC. I have been through my second co-ordinated field assessment.  I was placed at Ardrishaig l/w South Knapdale.  It was a good time.  I got through my local assessment and last week I trundled off to the national selection conference at Gartmore house.

This time round it was a wonderful experience.  I got to spend two fun filled, stress full days with seven other applicants, surrounded by beautiful countryside.  We all gelled really well, everyone was very supportive. (Sadly lacking at my previous conference).

Whilst in the Communion service at the close of the service just as we were praying after taking the elements I felt what I can only describe as someones hand placed upon my head a feeling filled with warmth and love. I felt accepted, filled with joy.

After a few stressed filled days (for my wife) the letter arrived.  I couldn't open it. So I asked my wife to open it for me.  I felt my stomach drop until I saw a beautiful smile spread across her face.  Its a YES.

They said yes,  that was three days ago and I'm still floating.

It turns out that so far from the eight of us who attended the conference five off us have been selected.  Really looking forward to working with them all in the future.

Ta ta for now,  will not leave it over a year to write again I promise.

God Bless.


  1. Congratulations. What have you been selected for?

    1. Full Time ministry of Word and Sacrament.

      Will you be at the conference at st Andrews at the end of August? If so I will see you there

  2. Cool. Yes, I will be at the St Andrews' conference.

    Ever blessing for the next steps in your journey.