Humbling seminar this morning on pilgrimage with moving reflections from fellow students. My journey continues up to Liverpool ready for welcoming our new training supervisors tomorrow afternoon. #smclife #thoughtsfromswallowbarn via Instagram http://bit.ly/2VeceG1

CAP Life Skills

Want to make your money go further? Fun, free CAP like skills course starts midday Thursday 9 May with lunch at the Keith Thompson Centre in Keighley. Phone/text 07484365310 for further info. #CAPLifeSkills


Amazing to see the bluebells have arrived in Cunnery Wood 😀#silentwalking #smclife #thoughtsfromswallowbarn via Instagram http://bit.ly/2H0MJEe


Trip to Leeds for my six-monthly eye test and blood donation. Back home to start a 2500-word essay on ecumenical relations once I’ve recuperated! ☀️#smclife #thoughtsfromswallowbarn #blooddonation via Instagram http://bit.ly/2GrUP79


It’s not quite Easter but fitting that the bluebells are blooming. What a week! My last Holy Week before ordination. That would be an impossible thought to bear if Jesus hadn’t made that sacrifice over 2000 years ago, the sacrifice of dying for us to set us free, allowing us to bloom and declare ‘in God we trust!’ May all my fellow final-year ordinands find the space to bloom as we look towards the end of our courses and await to join the deaconate. #smclife #thoughtsfromswallowbarn via Instagram http://bit.ly/2GvM796

My Ember Card

As ordination and admission to Holy Orders approaches at Petertide it’s traditional to send Ember Cards, asking people to pray for the candidate, their family, the priest they will be working and training with in their new churches, and the people of those churches.

I’m mainly sending my Ember Card virtually via this blog in a small attempt to reduce the pressure on the environment. Here it is:

Please pray for all to be admitted
to Holy Orders this Petertide,
among them

Anthony Richard Bennett

to be made Deacon by

The Rt Revd Nick Baines,
Bishop of Leeds

in Wakefield Cathedral
at 3:00 pm
on Saturday 29th June 2019

Please also pray for Anthony’s family,
for the Revd Peter Mullins,
and the people of the benefice of
Haworth and Cross Roads-cum-Lees,
where Anthony is to serve
as Assistant Curate.

Holy Land reflections

Keighley Shared Church, Wednesday 17th April 7.45-9 15pm, including Compline (Night Prayer).

No need to book, just come along to hear my reflections on my recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, meditate on scripture as we approach Easter, and pray together as we celebrate the beautiful liturgy of Compline (Night Prayer). For further info please email: anthony@keighleyparish.org.

CAP Keighley Life Skills course

Our next Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Life Skills Course starts at midday on Thursday 9th May, at the Keith Thompson Centre (KTC) in Braithwaite, Keighley.

On the course, we learn 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. Email me: anthonybennett@caplifeskills.org or phone/text 07484365310 to book a place on the course.

If you are interested in helping to run the course you could join our team of befrienders. We have some training coming up at midday on Thursday 2nd May. You would be most welcome to come along and find out more.

Further info on the course can be found at: https://capuk.org/i-want-help/our-services/cap-life-skills/introduction

With blessings, Anthony.

Keighley CAP Life Skills Manager.
Ordinand in the Parish of Keighley.
Phone/text 07484 365310
Email anthonybennett@caplifeskills.org