Deconstructing Church

Writing my way to an inclusive and affirming Church

June 2020

  • But How?

    Yesterday I wrote about perseverance, and finding fellowship in different places. The thing is, that can be easier said than done. So how? Twitter is a great resource, but also quite an odd place. There is so much incredible work going on over there, inspirational people, writers, organisations. Friendly Tweeps, open communities, inclusive voice. I… Continue reading

  • A Tale of Two Churches

    This weekend I accessed church in two different ways. They are both sitting with me. I need to weave the strands together and formulate a response. What else is a blog for, right? On Friday I listened to the new Evolving Faith Podcast. I’m not a big podcast fan, but I had been looking forward… Continue reading

  • A Prayer for Sunday 28th June

    Praise be to the God of the sunshine, for your bountiful blessing this week. We thank you for the lifted moods, the vitamin D and the fun with hosepipes and small children. We ask you to care for those who have become ill due to heat, who have no space to enjoy and no fans… Continue reading

  • Ally to one, Ally to all

    This morning I stumbled into a bit of a twitter storm. A Trans woman was asking about the validity of the Asexual term. Many people on her feed had joined her in criticising the use of the term Asexual, and relating it to nonsensical expressions of sexual identity. I was more than a little shocked.… Continue reading

  • Just how badly do we need that Building?

    I saw this photograph a few days ago as I was browsing Twitter and my heart leapt for joy. Here were people being Church, actively stepping out to offer prayer and a visible presence to those around them. What an lovely idea! I immediately tweeted out to some of my local churches about setting something… Continue reading

  • An Unexpected Oasis

    Last Monday I had a fall. I’ve not left the house since. However we had planned a Fathers Day walk to one of my husband’s favourite places in the world, so I girded my loins and off we went. The longest drive I’ve done since Covid restrictions began, a good half hour scramble up a… Continue reading

  • A Prayer for Sunday 21st June – Fathers Day

    Father God. On this day, we bring before you all who are Fathers, by blood or through love. We thank you for their dedication, for the way they shape our lives. We forgive their mistakes borne out of their own humanity, and we ask that you will bless all Father child relationships with a renewed… Continue reading

  • Plant those Seeds!

    Yesterday I was feeling a bit fed up. I put a Facebook post up on my personal account to vent. I wrote: The more I tell people some of the stuff I’ve lived through in Churches, and the more I witness their horrified reaction, the more I realise how much I let slide, that I… Continue reading

  • Listening and Anger

    Be less angry. Calm down. Take a chill pill. Don’t deal with this from a place of anger. People won’t like that. There is so much anger out in the world right now. I am angry myself. I’m angry at the UK Government’s mishandling of the Covid-19 outbreak. I’m angry that I had a fall… Continue reading

  • A Prayer for Sunday 14th June

    Abwoon, Abba, Father, and Mother God. The world is in so much pain right now. We see anger like we’ve never know it. A rage which comes from deep hurt and lifelong frustrations. Not just our lives but those of our parents and grandparents. All coming to a boil now while we are isolated, scared,… Continue reading

About Me

Hello, I’m Rebecca! I am a neurodivergent cishet woman living with Long Covid. I am a qualified and registered Music Therapist, and a Tutor. My specialist interests are faith, spirituality, music and social justice (including safeguarding). I write when I feel like it and have the ‘spoons’. I co-lead the online faith community The Ordinary Office, and write for various blogs, books and resources as required.