Looking back on the previous step.

 
Today, I took the liberty of taking the day off from going to St. Paul’s and decided to visit my previous church, Highfields Church in Cardiff. It was a great opportunity to go for two reasons.

  1. St Paul’s was at 10:30am, yet I had only just come back from the wedding at 2am! Highfields service started at 11:15am – made all the difference!
  2. The orchestra at Highfields were using arrangements that I had composed myself and co-written with various other people.

It was different to be back. Peter Baker (senior minister) talked about leadership, which was relevant to me, seeing as I’m starting the process of ordination. Highfields is a great church that does a lot and I’m thankful for the time that had there.

However, God showed me again today that my calling to St Paul’s was God given and confirmed that within me again. That’s not to say I was having doubts about St Paul’s! But it was nice for God to say “This is all part of your journey. Highfields is the end of a chapter, St Paul’s is the start of something new.”

God is good!

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Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hรขf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @ http://deanroberts.net/about

  • sue chesworth

    So pleased you feel it is right for you to be at St Ps. We are very lucky that God has pointed you in our direction.

    • Dean

      Sue! Thank you for all your kind words! Really encouraged by that. I’m so glad that I feel at home in St Pauls. Everyone is great and there’s no place I’d rather be! I’m so fortunate to know you all. Great to hear from you on this blog too ๐Ÿ™‚ May the good times continue!!!