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Reform Magazine | October 16, 2021

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On the pilgrim way

On the pilgrim way ‘I worry about crossing my bridges too soon’

24/09/2021 |

Sheila Maxey on the challenge of living in the present

I am in a bit of a turmoil, trying to live fully in the present and at the same time worrying that I should be looking to the future.

When … Read More

On the pilgrim way ‘We were literally outside our comfort zone’

31/08/2021 |

Sheila Maxey stretches her comfort zone

In June we spent two glorious weeks in a self-catering cottage in Mallaig – boat trips to islands, amazing views of mountains. There were no easy chairs and the two sofas were uncomfortable. We … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘It feels as if our church is dying’

29/06/2021 |

Sheila Maxey sees a grim future for church and high street

Our high street seems to be dying, with shops closing or just not reopening after the pandemic. Maplin closed before Covid, but Laura Ashley, Edinburgh Wool, Fat Face, Dorothy … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I picture myself on the sidelines’

23/06/2021 |

Sheila Maxey focuses on the edge of things

When I am feeling old and tired, I find myself wanting to opt out. Perhaps it is alright now to leave the main action – future of the church, the needs of … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I am having an exciting Holy Week’

23/04/2021 |

Sheila Maxey feels the excitement of being in church

It is Holy Week, and I am having an exciting week. We opened the church for Palm Sunday worship and we were a congregation of 20, quite a normal number pre-Covid. … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Do I want to come out of the cocoon?’

26/03/2021 |

Sheila Maxey contemplates leaving the cocoon

Everyone is saying that there is light at the end of the tunnel and, as I am someone who tends to jump the gun, my husband is going to have to restrain me. I … Read More