A Start of Term Reflection by Natalie West


Natalie West

Three weeks on, life here at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield has quickly settled into a daily rhythm of prayer, worship and living together in community alongside a diet of lectures, tutorials, reading and essays. It already feels as if my former life is a like a distant ship on a far-flung horizon with my eyes now fully attuned to the pattern of ‘formation and life of service to Christ and others’ that God is guiding me towards. The opportunity to shift as a Liverpool Diocese ordinand (for an academic term) from a part-time and non-residential training pathway with the All Saints Mission and Ministry course is an exciting and deeply rich experience as it gives me a taste of formation that I would not otherwise have experienced. I cannot recommend this time highly enough, why not come and discover more for yourself? The Anglo-Catholic ethos of The College is inclusive, friendly and enriching as it provides its ordinands with a balanced approach to prayer, daily life, study and work which sustains them not only in parish life but in other ministerial contexts as well.