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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Children’s Society: a sermon from 23rd June 2019

What are your first memories of your childhood? Did you feel safe; have fun; feel loved? For many children today, they can’t answer yes to all three – let alone just one. With 4.1 million children living in poverty, the risk of sexual abuse and mental difficulties highlight the importance of charities – such as the Children’s Society.

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