Regional Worker

Rach's 130 Challenge: Knitting On A Train

28 May 2019

At the end of last year the staff team started to discuss what they could do for the 130 Challenge. Some people talked about walking, running and swimming or using their musical or artistic skills, and I started to wonder how I could raise my £130. 

I've been knitting for almost 6 years...

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Rach's Reflection: Veggie Lent

20 Mar 2019

Working for SCM has obviously rubbed off on me - there are many things I say or do differently because of the time I’ve spent in this inclusive environment, and this lent I’m trying something I’ve never done before.

I’m going veggie… for one day a week.

It’s not that I only eat...

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Rach's Reflection: Every Walk a Pilgrimage?

7 Feb 2019

It might surprise you that until about three years ago I wasn't a walker. I didn't learn till I was 19 months old, 'cos crawling was where it was at, and when I left home my family delighted in going on a walking holiday without me to hold them back. I'm not saying I couldn't walk, more that I...

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Rach's Reflection: What shapes my faith?

22 Oct 2018

This month we are thinking about how our faith impacts our politics, and I’ve been wondering what it is that shapes my faith in the first place.

This shouldn’t be surprising, but through some training, meetings and worship in the last couple of weeks, the importance of reading the Bible...

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Rach’s Diary: The Calm Before The Beginning

12 Sep 2018

My summer has been an odd one. I’ve mostly worked from my desk in Salford with a couple of visits to Birmingham. It has been nice to have that time of calm but it's also meant that once September hit it was a bit of a shock to the system to get back to my usual train journeys around and about...

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Rach's Diary - Perks of the job

21 May 2018

Now don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy my job. But, I do work hard and there aren't that many perks, unless you count seeing the beautiful North West of England out of a train window! So when I was given the opportunity to spend a week in sunny Sicily with WSCF Europe I did not say no. My...

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Rach's Diary - Both Sides of the River

3 May 2018

As is often the case in my role, each week has a different feel. Last week I got to spend more time with people and this week more time with my computer. Last week was mostly in Manchester and this week mostly in Salford. It's not that I've not seen people this week or only sat at my desk last...

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Rach's Diary - Easter time

19 Apr 2018

The season of Easter is a strange time in the SCM office. Students are stressed, Church Leaders shattered and Chaplains are making the most of a well earned break and none of them want to talk to us. I too have had some time off to spend with my family and helping out at my local holiday club...

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Rach's Reflections - Amen

5 Apr 2018

A couple of weeks ago I spent my Saturday at the Joint Public Issues Team Conference in Manchester, and as well as staffing the SCM Stall and catching up with many Methodist friends, I had the chance to attend two of the workshops. In the first, the team explored generational justice issues ...

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Rach's Diary - Crossing Rivers and Walking Along Canals

26 Mar 2018

March has sped past, as the months often do and it means I've been based at the University of Salford for a whole month now! I've got a brand new desk that is all set up and I'm sharing my office with Hilary, the Faith Centre Coordinator, and our office plant donated by one of the chaplains. I'...

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