Join Nik & Tim, our Churchwardens, as they walk the Wherryman's Way.Read More
Hello St. T’s,
So amazing to get the pleasure to write to you again. Take a read of my second update from my trip to Argentina, nearly 4 months in already!
The last month or so has been full of travelling and meeting new people, and eating a lot of weird, new food.Read More
My name is Alex, I’m 21 and I’m part of St Thomas Church in Norwich. This year I have been given the privilege of working in Argentina with Alpha and as part of the Alpha teamRead More
What does a Youth Conference in Kolkata and Anti-Slavery have in common?Read More
Seeing the after and the beforeRead More
I'm getting more forgetful as I get older. And I forgot to mention in yesterday's blog that I was writing it after having been awake, apart from a cat nap on the plane and an hour grabbed in the early evening, for 36 hours. I was more comatose than tired. I hope it made at least some sense. I eventually turned the light out at about 12.30am knowing that I had to be up at 6.30am for there to be enough time for a quick bite of breakfast.Read More
First day in Kolkata and we are reminded of the horror of sex trafficking and the abuse of young girls.Read More
You know the story. A man is walking along a beech when he sees a young boy surrounded by hundreds of stranded starfish that have been washed up by the tide. He picks one up and throws it into the waves. "Why are you doing that?" asks the man, "It won't make any difference." The boy stoops and picks up another and, tossing it into the sea, replies "It will to that one."Read More
Sierra Leone, Day 7.
We drove through the jungle/rural land in a 4x4 today to a place that was nowhere (Locomasama) and there we found a St Thomas Academy of Hope school.
Sierra Leone, Day 6.
In Freetown there is a place called Kissey which is where the cargo ferry terminal is. It is a slum and a place where the most desperate cases find themselves.
Sierra Leone, Day 5 (Sunday).
We had a day of rest on beautiful Tokeh Beach. It was also Tom's birthday, the founder and Director of Street Child. It was a chance to say "goodbye" to friends we have made along the way and share something of our faith with those who were very curious!
Sierra Leone, Day 4.
It was great to see the arrival of Tim Watts and Neil Henery but sad to hear that although the their journey went smoothly, their luggage has had a more leisurely trip to Sierra Leone. We hope it will arrive on Monday.Read More
Sierra Leone, Day 3
Today we headed to one of the worst affected towns by Ebola, called Lunsar. I met three families who had all been affected by Ebola, quarantined, lost their care giver and provider and are now grieving and rebuilding their lives; in many cases in a new part of town due to stigma.
Sierra Leone, Day 2.
We visited Bumbuna, a beautiful rural village at the end of an hour of bumpy mud track and through a very deep river in the Land Cruiser. It is amazing to travel into the middle of nowhere to discover a street child school serving the community.
From a 3.30am start on Wednesday morning from a sofa in Richmond to a 10pm arrival (11pm UK time) in the heart of the Northern Province of Sierra Leone where there is much horn beeping, shouting, loud music, night time crickets, joyful noises, power cuts, goats and chickens and thunder and lighting in an air thick and heavy with moisture and heat.Read More
Well, I'm closing down operations in India tonight in readiness for the trip back home tomorrow. Everything is packed for a 7.00am start. Man packing, you understand. No need to separate clean and dirty clothes in the suitcase etc.Read More
In New Testament Greek 'coming' and 'going' are the same word - erkomae. Which was very apt, for when I was studying Greek that's a bit like how I felt. I didn't know if I was......you get the picture. And today has been a bit like that.Read More