Revd Lyndon Webb: Curate

Revd Lyndon Webb: Curate

After three years in theological college just outside Oxford, it's a real joy to be back in Dorset and serving as the curate at St John's.  I grew up in Hereford, on the Welsh border, and studied in Cambridge, but moved down to Dorset in 2012 to live as a volunteer at Hilfield Friary near Dorchester.  In 2014, I then moved to the Pilsdon community near Bridport to continue exploring life in Christian community.  At both Hilfield and Pilsdon, I caught a glimpse of the radical hospitality which we find in the Gospels, as the communities reflected the way Jesus invites all people to live in relationship with God's love and one another.  I also fell in love with kitchen-gardening and ecology, as both communities were set in several acres of land, and I am still passionate about Christian engagement with environmental issues. 

At the heart of both the Christian vocation to show hospitality to all and current questions around living more sustainably lies my other great passion: food!  I love growing it, cooking it, and sharing it with friends and strangers alike, and so far have been delighted to see how much St John eats together, welcoming everyone and anyone to sit at our tables, whether they are filled with Sunday lunch, burgers off the barbecue, or piles of scones.  I'm very much looking forward to being able to serve the bread and wine at the Sunday Eucharist, that feast in which we celebrate the abundant love of God, once I have been ordained priest next year: I hope anyone reading this knows that they are very much welcome to join us!

More broadly, I am interested in what is known as 'queer theology', which draws on the experience of LBGT people (as well as others) to explore the ways in which God's love breaks rules and invites us to embrace unexpected blessings.  I also enjoy all sorts of crafty things, from knitting to basket weaving; walking and cycling; folk music, and playing the sax with very little skill, but plenty of enthusiasm! 


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