Signs and Portents: a sermon from 17th November 2019

Are we willing to let go of our ideas of what ‘looking good’ looks like? Are we willing to shed our ideas of what we ‘should’ be doing? Are we willing to let go of our illusion of control? What does success look like – and are we seeing success as trying to fit in, getting on with those around us: twisting our Christian faith into a call to ‘niceness’, as nobody can be offended?

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Rachel’s story – Discovery, Discrimination, Discernment

Rachel Noel, affectionately known by the local press as the Pink Vicar. Rachel had a particularly formational journey through curacy, during which she was diagnosed with Bipolar, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder, with strong autistic traits and is currently awaiting ASC assessment. She lives and works openly with these conditions, and has been licensed as Priest in Charge of St Mark’s Church, Pennington. Her gifts and symptoms include high energy, enthusiasm, creativity and love of colour (especially pink!), she loves exploring her faith and spirituality through creativity, stitch, paint and contemplation, and is a member of the Community of Hopeweavers.

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