Manners maketh man

I shudder to think how badly I cope with instructions – both written and spoken. I must be wired in some way so as not to understand?  Some people would call that type of wiring ‘rebellion’ but I assure you it is not. For example, attending a mid week meeting, the facilitator instructed the group to speak about one one good thing that had happened that day. I was last to respond thinking that my colleagues were simply relaying a significant happening, nothing about ‘something good!’ My time came and I recalled that I had been to the motor mechanic and been presented with a car bill of £750. Agitated, the facilitator said, “But that’s not a good thing!” I was quick to understand the error of my ways and retorted, “No, the good thing is that it didn’t cost £1000. I think I got away with it? Continue reading “Manners maketh man”

Headrest Oxford

I am helping to launch a new mental health initiative at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford next week. In fact we have coordinated the launch with World Mental Health Day – Monday, 10th October (at 8pm). The project is called Headrest and it is designed to raise awareness around the whole area of mental health and wellbeing. It is Oxford-centric, coordinating the two deaneries of Oxford and Cowley. The premise for Headrest is simple: in our discipleship of Christ, how can we address mental health needs in this city, in our faith communities, and in ourselves? Continue reading “Headrest Oxford”