Category Archives: The Living Well

Living Well Farewell

For a little while now I have felt God calling me in a different direction. I have sensed an invitation to focus and concentrate on Ignatian Spirituality. It was through the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises that I discerned my calling to the priesthood, some 30 years ago and remains at the core of my spiritual life.… Read More »

I have a hut in a wood

Dear friends, Pictured here is “The Hut” – amongst its companion cabins, Kairos, Trinity and Julian, now is always the moment to reach out, set aside, pray and find God. We look forward to seeing you over the summer and I hope you will enjoy these two old prayers – or are they prose? Every… Read More »


So the Lord must wait for you to come to him    so he can show you his love and compassion.For the Lord is a faithful God.    Blessed are those who wait for his help.Isaiah 30:18 Sometimes it feels like it is all a waiting game in this life – waiting for things to improve, waiting for dreams to come true, waiting… Read More »

Easter Thoughts April 2023

This image is called Forgiven by artist Thomas Blackshear. It has been on my mind recently. Such a fabulous image of being rescued, salvaged – even from ourselves – note the hammer and nails that previously harmed and persecuted the very One who is now rescuing…. I was having a conversation this week with one… Read More »

Returning with the Snowdrops…. February 2023

It is always a pleasure to see the first snowdrops of Spring and to capture within your heart the purity, light and hope they yield in the midst of the dark, frosty cold of winter – minus 5 this morning! No wonder they are the simple flower linked with Candlemas. Celebrated on Thursday 2nd February,… Read More »

Christmas 2022

Dear All, The poet Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote that all things are charged with God, which gives off sparks that speak of Him. If only we knew how to touch them. Jesus knew the power of that touch and used it to heal so many. This Advent may we be connected to His coming with… Read More »

Lorraine takes Sabbatical

The purpose of a sabbatical is to be renewed, restored, replenished. The clue is in the name: sabbatical – sabbath meaning ‘to cease’, or ‘to stop’. In the Church of England this is offered to minsters periodically, and ministers may use it for further study and exploration of some aspect of ministry that has not… Read More »

Our 2023 programme is online

Click here to download the pdf of our 2023 Programme Dear All,Looking ahead includes some new ventures for us at The Living Well as we greet 2023! We are offering 2 short courses over the year. Five sessions each, allowing for group ministry with learning, sharing, discussion and prayer on the subjects of trauma and… Read More »