Oh, To Be in England – and I was!!

To end my study leave, I was privileged to join the Mennonite Church Canada UK Learning Tour August 21 – September 2, 2013.

It was a wonderful tour starting with two days in London, and included a day trip to Coventry, a day trip to Oxford, and a longer stay in Birmingham, where we were joined by UK Anabaptist leaders as well as Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers Mike and Cheryl Nimz. A special highlight of the tour was three days at Greenbelt, which is an annual Christian Arts Festival that focuses on faith, justice, music, and art.

I’m excited to share about my experience during our adult elective times (September 8, 15, 22, 9:30am in the banquet room), and in my preaching during the coming year. For a more personal look at the tour, you might be interested in Coventry Cathedral in a Day or other upcoming posts on my personal blog. Or check out the blog by Mennonite Church BC Moderator Lee Dyck who was also on the tour and has already posted many of her pictures and comments at London here I come.

In the meantime, here’s a photo of me with my excellent travelling companions from across Canada. I had a wonderful time, and it’s also great to be back home!

Tour Group