Another Thought…

Night hike up to the Beacon overlooking Halifax this evening. Beautiful full moon. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

Another Thought…

#CAPLifeSkills Keighley Team Training is this Thursday 17th, 12.00-2.45 at the Keith Thompson Centre. Lunch provided. For info email via Instagram

Keighley CAP Life Skills – next course starts 24 January

Our second Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Life Skills Course starts with a taster session at midday on Thursday 24th January, at the Keith Thompson Centre (KTC) in Braithwaite, Keighley.

Our last course was excellent fun! We learned how to stay healthy and make our money go further. The eight-week course is designed to give you confidence and decision-making skills to live well on a budget. We start with lunch every Thursday, and some weeks we have social events too.

Further info on the course can be found at:

We’re looking for more volunteers to help share the responsibilities on our team, including delivering the course, befriending and cooking. There is a training session on Thursday 17th January, midday to 2.45pm (including lunch) at the KTC.

If you or a friend want to come to the taster session, or if you want to volunteer on the course, please get in touch via email:

With blessings, Anthony.

Keighley CAP Life Skills Manager.
Ordinand in the Parish of Keighley.
Phone/text 07484 365310

Healthy habits

Back at St Ives again earlier this morning .. it’s becoming a bit of a habit! #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

Stillness and solitude

Back at St Ives for my daily exercise again, but more time today to spend with God in the stillness and solitude, and to listen for that still silent voice. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

Early sunrise

Post-school run sunrise at St Ives. One of the benefits of getting up early again is that I can take my daughter to Shipley, do a descent walk and still be at my desk for 9am! #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

The trees of the field

Visited one of my favourite spots out on today’s walk: the trees on Sawood Lane above Leeming Reservoir. “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

We see only a reflection

First walk of the new year with an almost perfect reflection of the dusky sky on the conduit below Thornton Moor. “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram


New Year’s Day … must be time for a mince pie special on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway 🌝 #KWVR #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram

Shining bright into 2019

As the day fades into night at the end of 2018, let’s shine Christ’s love into the year ahead. May 2019 be filled with hope, and may the light shine brighter than ever into the darkness. #ThoughtsFromSwallowBarn via Instagram