Category Archives: Hayley Matthews

Trumped Up Charges That Have Shamed America.

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds As Refugee Week drew to a close Trump’s immigration policy precipitated the removal of children from their parents, caging them in concrete and wire holds with nothing … Continue reading

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Royal Weddings & Lady Bishops – Time for Change?

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds Pictures: Meghan Markle (left); Very Revd Vivienne Faull, Dean of York (right) Dashing in for long shorts for my son, not wanting to miss a moment of … Continue reading

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The Stonewalling of Sexual Abuse…

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Leeds Diocese As a young child this limerick amused me no end, but as an ordained minister in the Church of England I’ve been bemused at the ready use of … Continue reading

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America is a Gun – A Reflection

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Leeds Diocese Currently doing the social media rounds, this poem manages to grasp in very simple terms the horror the ‘developed West’ feels at the recent shooting in yet another … Continue reading

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Ever Felt Like Saying: “I Just Can’t Cope!”?

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Leeds Diocese ‘I just can’t cope!”. Most of us, I’m sure, will have felt like this at some time or other.  Times when we just wanted everything and everyone to … Continue reading

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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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