Faith Journey: A Personal Reflection

I was brought up in a traditional (in faith terms anyway) Church of England family, grandfather a churchwarden for 40 years, grandmother the queen of the church linen (and the am dram society!), father the organist – yes and he even played for our Archbishop’s wedding!), mother the first woman churchwarden and deputy head at the church school …so I just accepted the pattern of church without really thinking about it. It was just ‘what you did’ as a child. But come 16 or 17 years old, late nights at ‘discos’ (that ages me!) meant any excuse not to go to church and I just stopped going really! It felt like part of childhood, not part of my own being and I really did not even notice its loss.

St Mary's Church, Steeple End, Halesworth IP19 8LL
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Blyth Valley Team Ministry
St Mary's Church, Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LL

Tel: 01986 875941 or 07752 275328. Email:

Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 1pm