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revjohnleach52

Bio: Anglican Vicar, writer, speaker, liturgist, musician, truck driver and teacher, currently working with the Discipleship Team in Lincoln Diocese. Trained at York University (briefly!), King's London and St John's Durham.

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  1. Thanks for this thoughtful and though-provoking reflection John. I’m left thinking that though the revelation awaits an appointed time God waits with us, even in the crappiest crap, though sometimes we feel God’s absence!

  2. Dear John,

    I was idly flitting about on the internet a couple of days ago and decided to see what old acquaintences might be up to. I chanced upon you. You seem to have found your niche in life in Christianity, which you were heading towards when I knew you at York. I thought it would be interesting to re-establish contact, but let me know if you would like to or not.

    Pete

    • Wow – so great to hear from you! I’ve tried at odd times down the years to see if I could find any of the old Yawk crew, but without success. That was one of the best years of my life, with its highs and lows. After dropping out I joined a classical rock band, worked in pharmacy and then as a van driver, and went back to Kings’ London and Durham to do theology and train for ordination. Married a local girl and we have three grown up kids. Interesting career, including a spell as a truck driver. We lived in Durham, Norfolk, Sheffield, Derby, Jersey, south Wales, Folkestone and now Lincoln – I’m 5 years off retirement so I think we’ll stay here and then go to Sheffield to die. Had a narrow escape with cancer 2 yrs ago but so far I’m fine.

      What you been up to? Where are you living? etc. My kids have heard so much about those days – it’d be great to catch up. Couldn’t find you on facebook – are you on with a pseudonym?

      Thanks so much for finding me.

      Cheers

      John (still a bit loony)

  3. Hi John,
    You came up to Glasgow many years ago to lead a liturgy conference at St Silas and you read out a quote about holy communion being shared by people in all sort of circumstances. The quote was very moving – in fact so moving I remember you actually got someone else to read it out for you.
    15+ years down the line, I’ve just been ordained as a Church of Scotland minister and am preparing for my first communion service and thought that would be a great quote to use. But I can’t find it online. Could you let me know where the quote was from please?

    Many thanks,
    Louis Reddick

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