I am helping to lead a retreat for Methodist students leaving Queen's College this year - a great group of 13 Minister and Deacon probationers ....






It's great to be back at Launde, a place with many memories of my own formation and training - although it has gone a bit upmarket since then! The house was an Abbey, destroyed by Henry VIII and lived in by Cromwell's sons until landing in the hands of the Leicestershire diocese - a really special and prayed in place ...




Blessed God,

You bequeath to us an inheritance of stillness

Where we can be anointed by oils of tranquility, and blessings of laughter

Give grace in this silence and waiting, to these ministers of your Gospel

So that the word may be flesh, and dwell amongst us, body and soul