Category Archives: Hayley Mattews

Does “Othering” Exist in Our Church, and Does this Lead to Exclusion?

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds As Director of Lay Training for the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, my team will shortly be rolling out unconscious bias training throughout the Diocese which is likely … Continue reading

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Primates Meetings – Who’d Be a Prophet?

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds Today, as I write, the readings from my midday Eucharist included a message from a prophet and a couple of lines from a gospel where Herod hears … Continue reading

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For Grenfell – Where Were You?

by Rev Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds It took some courage for the Prime Minister to make her apology on Tuesday, for the nation was truly shell-shocked by the Grenfell disaster, and Mrs May’s summary … Continue reading

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Mutual Flourishing & Freight Trains

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds   The announcement didn’t register on my own personal richter scale. I’d heard only good things about the Rt Rev’d Philip North, and had been particularly pleased … Continue reading

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“Plastering Over the Cracks?”

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, member of the National Executive of UNITE representing the Faithworkers’ Branch They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious.   ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. … Continue reading

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The Making of Beautiful Women

by the Revd Hayley Matthews, Rector and member of the National Executive for UNITE representing the Faithworkers’ Branch The Rt Rev. the Lord Bishop of Gloucester, Rachel Treweek has delighted many of us recently with her campaign to speak out about … Continue reading

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The Essence of Being

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Rector and member of the National Executive for UNITE representing the Faithworkers’ Branch. Lord Rowan Williams opened Inspire at Magdalen College, Cambridge this Saturday by inviting delegates to consider the two most toxic ways … Continue reading

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