Category Archives: Hayley Matthews

Does the Bible Really Say….that a Family Needs a “Mummy and a Daddy”?

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds We have a lot to thank the late Victorians for. Education for all, an end to Key Stage One chimney sweeps, women in paid work as well … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – April 20th 2019

“God Will See Us Home” (Part 6) – “Coming Home” by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews At that time I will deal     with all who oppressed you. I will rescue the lame;     I will gather the exiles. I will give them … Continue reading

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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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