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Testimonials

Testimonials

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It has been a really interesting time of the Spirit’s activity is shaping priorities – how it all unfolds feels very tenuous and we are learning to inhabit the place of vulnerability as we emerge from the pandemic. I have found the input in the ReSource magazine so helpful – more so than any other publication I’ve come across. Thank you for all you have done to sustain that openness to the Spirit’s guidance in this season. The church would be significantly poorer without ReSource.

Amanda Barraclough

Holy Spirit in Action

"During this week of Thy Kingdom Come, we are listening to your ten minute Holy Spirit talks. It feels like we are being fed rich spiritual food, and particularly tonight the Holy Spirit in Action, without boundaries. There is an atmosphere of expectancy. We have three more talks to go and we can’t wait. Thank you for your faithfulness in recording these talks, and for the Holy Spirit bringing them alive for us here at St Mary’s."

Reverend Andrew Knowles, Vicar and Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands (ADDO)

Online Retreat Feedback

It was very helpful to commit regular time to focus on the characters and events of Holy week. 
The online nature of the sessions and the possibility of catch up made it practical to do this. I was not able to attend all the sessions live but watched those I missed on YouTube. I found the focus on individual characters thought provoking, particularly becoming more aware of my own weakness and need for God’s grace.

Attendee at online retreat

Online Retreat Feedback

I must thank you for the Sanctuary Hours in Holy Week, in addition to doing the survey. It was a very, very helpful time for both my husband and myself as we prepared for Easter at this strange period of partial lockdown and all the other restrictions. The content of the Sanctuary Hours was superb, the prayers, timing, pictures and music complemented each other so that each hour just flew by, richly nourishing and deepening the walk through Holy Week.

Attendee at online retreat

Online Retreat Feedback

I found having a good guide who gave content that allowed me to go deeper with God helpful.

Attendee at St Luke’s, Southsea online retreat

Online retreat feedback

* The talk which confirmed that post Covid our churches will have to change really hit 
the spot for me. I particularly connected to the idea that our lives are often too busy. Hearing individual testimonies was great – we often don’t make time to get to know each other’s encouraging Christian stories and journeys. 


Attendee at St Martin’s, Herne online retreat

Online Retreat feedback

I personally liked the moments of prayer, it really felt as if we were collectively being guided in our discussions. I also enjoyed the informal nature where we could draw on our own experiences and open up what was in our hearts.

Attendee at St Martin’s, Herne online retreat

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Just to say thank you for all the folk who put together the four Sanctuary days, with music, guidance and quiet. I set aside a Saturday to use them all, and weeks later I am still benefitting from them. I came away from the quiet times with an assurance of the pattern for my retired life during the pandemic. I am in touch with a lot of friends through facebook, and a number of them have found your Sanctuary Days helpful. For me, an online resource is most helpful.

Tim Dickens

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What you gave us was just what we needed – enough teaching to focus our minds, and enough space to process where we are at, and all held together by the security of your prayer for us. I found it a truly renewing and refreshing experience; and I was particularly struck by your thoughts on wrestling Jacob in the last session. I am always so grateful for what you give us, and for your ongoing prayer for us all; we are blessed indeed to have your care and support.

Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave Bishop of Lichfield

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Everyone in our online group enjoyed doing the Sanctuary Day for our Times. People engaged with the story, identified with the meditation and wanted to share honestly. I have really benefited from using the sanctuary day materials myself, and because they are online I can access the material again and I know I will want to!

Jocelyn Burton

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"I used the online Sanctuary Day material as the basis for a quiet day and found it accessible, relevant and well put together. The biblical passages were very appropriate and stimulating and the music varied and helpful. I think it would work equally well as four stand alone sessions and have no hesitation in recommending it to others."

Felicity Lawson

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I found the talk so uplifting and in tune with how I wish church would be, seeking the Holy Spirit more. I loved the way you drew us back into prayer, which for me brought a wonderful sense of calm & God's presence into my study, just by your quiet words and the action of holding out my hands.

Staveley Filling Station by Zoom