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Reform Magazine | January 27, 2021

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I am… a prisoner’s mentor

01/12/2020 |

A story of mentoring after prison

When most people think about volunteering to help others, prisoners aren’t often the ‘others’ they choose. You only have to read the news to discover that most people think prisoners are ‘bad people’ who … Read More

I am… a foster carer

23/10/2020 |

Phil Watson on what drew him into fostering and adoption

When men turn 40, it is traditional to have a midlife crisis. Some men start going to the gym and wearing age-inappropriate clothes. I decided to become a foster carer. … Read More

I am… a church treasurer

28/09/2020 |

Nick Andrews on the world a church treasurer

I have been fulfilling the role of treasurer for almost 13 years. At the moment, we are in the process of selling part of our site, the main church building, and are … Read More

I am… a bell ringer

29/08/2020 |

Mary Jones describes being a bell ringer

I responded to the call to learn to ring for the 100th anniversary of the First World War armistice in 2018. Learning to ring was not easy – it took many hours of … Read More

I am… a L’Arche core member

26/06/2020 |

Kathy Louise Barton describes life as a L’Arche core member

I used to live with my mum, Mary, and Tommy. Tommy is a cat, and he used to sleep with me in my bed. Tommy liked the sunshine, to play … Read More

I am… back on the medical frontline

29/05/2020 |

Susan Salt returns to medicine after ministry

In March 2019, after a 30-year career in medicine, I resigned from my post in palliative medicine. I voluntarily removed my name from the General Medical Council’s register and was ordained deacon in … Read More