Tuesday, September 13, 2011


This post is about a year old. I don't know why I never finished it... any way 2 for 1 today!

I recently had my first experience of Messy Church. Have a look for it on the Internet if you don't know what it is. At St Hugh's we've done this style of worship before, it just hasn't had a name at all.

The thing that really struck me about the way Messy Church was delivered was the formality of communion. The lady in charge had very much stuck to the Church of England liturgy. And she wasn't afraid to do so. Granted we were in a room of adults and all CofE so no one minded the liturgy, but I still wondered how that would come across with the 200 or so children and adults who attend the Sunday session.

This might have been the first time since May that I had attended a communion service outside of St Hugh's. The last time was at St Alban's Abbey. I know that Abbey services are short and purposeful, but this one felt a little bit cold and too succinct. The one at Messy Church was nothing like that. Still, we used the same words and they are celebrating the same thing.

It's amazing how different settings can provoke different responses and feelings.

Tiny Update

Things have been happening since august, I promise. It just feels like no one wants to hear about what's going on. Twitter and Facebook have fallen foul of busyness too though, so don't feel left out.

One big bit of news is that we finally took some time to celebrate our birthdays. We went to the Royal Albert Hall to experience the Proms and I introduced Robert to Wagamamas. Which inevitably he loves. Good celebration date.

We've also been to Essex a lot to celebrate a wedding and a birthday. I think it's always really fun hanging out with family, especially if there's pictures and stories to tell.
This is the new Mr and Mrs Harmsworth-Blyth
This is the still new (for one more month) Mr and Mrs Litton being very happy.
This is one of the many roses which has appeared in our garden over the summer. I think this is the last decent one I've seen. we have a tonne of pears and apples too. Our garden is fruitful!

And as far as life goes, that's it really. Work is busy for both of us now. So we're adjusting again. Both doing 40/45 hour weeks and trying to work out who has the car and when we are going to see each other. Happy life, fun life.