Thought it was time for an update.
I am now going to a Church of England church, the main church for the town where I now live by the sea. It’s a beautiful place in beautiful surroundings. I like the vicar and I have been made to feel welcome. This church is very, very different from the Free Methodist church that I attended for five years. I still feel attached to the Free Methodist church and I still feel that I am part of it even though I attend very rarely.
At my new church they have this thing called Third Sunday Worship which is an alternative style of service. It only lasts an hour and it forms a discussion based around a DVD. We have been watching a lot of Rob Bell, who I really like. We also do different types of prayers and sometimes we have a bit of a sing. This all takes place in this beautiful Victorian church.
I have occasionally been to evensong, which I find very formal, but I do like the music. The choir master there is someone I have known since 1998. We both suffer the same illness and this is a bond.
I also attended the church’s Lent course. I only made three out of five of the sessions but I really loved it. This took place in the rectory which is the most beautiful building.
On top of this, I have been attending meditation at the Buddhist centre in a nearby city. I’m doing this for my health, not because I am a Buddhist. With my health being as it is I’m very lucky that I get a lift there from a friend who is a director at the Buddhist centre. If they did meditation at a Christian church as I would attend that – but they don’t. I find meditation amazing and I am practising a home or at least twice a day.
The journey continues.