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Minister's Sabbatical 2017

posted 20 Dec 2016, 04:03 by Totley Rise Methodist Church   [ updated 20 Dec 2016, 04:05 ]
Where is she?

In the first part of 2017, you may eventually begin to think that you haven’t seen Louise for a while. That will be because from January 16th until the start of May, I will be on sabbatical.

This is something that the Methodist Church say that Ministers should take every 7 years, and during this time we are not contactable by our church communities. It is a time to rest, and dream some dreams, and be reminded about what our calling is all about.  For some of this time, I will be walking the Santiago de Compostela with a friend. This is a famous pilgrimage and we will be walking around the coast of Portugal, walking between 10-20 miles a day for a fortnight, and will arrive at Santiago on Easter weekend.  I would like to ask if you would consider sponsoring me to walk the Camino de Compostela? I would like to raise money for those who have no choice in making a journey, through raising money for ASSIST Sheffield, who are working to provide support to destitute asylum seekers in and around Sheffield.

I have set up a web site which will enable you to give which is

But it may be that if the internet is not your preferred way, you would like to gift the money to me directly for ASSIST.

If you need to contact a minister during this time please contact Deacon Merry Evans at or 07772344020 or contact a steward for information.

Every blessing,