Hive of spirituality

Published on: 8 March 2022

The Hive in Great Cressingham, Norfolk, was launched in the middle of the pandemic just before the second lock down on 19 December 2020. It is a place of Creativity, Spirituality and Wellbeing.

At The Hive, we are passionate about helping people to awaken to their spiritual selves and find pathways to God.

We are the lead on this project and are both members of the Pioneer Catalyst Network which is facilitated by the Diocese of Norwich Mission Enabler Tim Yau. The Hive has been created in a small Methodist Church in a beautiful rural setting as a place of peace and balance and spirituality. As we explore this spiritual landscape, we are drawn to fluidity, flexibility and fleetness. We have a strong sense of how the ephemeral pervades contemporary life and of the fragility of relationships.

Being supported by the Mission Enablers has been helpful in so many ways. Tim has introduced us to others who are on this same path to articulating a new language for sharing our faith, as well as providing opportunities to hear the thoughts and ideas of speakers who are at the forefront of new evangelism.

Tim also offered us a listening ear and listening is at the heart of faith for a new age – listening for where God is leading, listening to people who are gathering with us and listening to what is happening around us as people explore what it means to be Christian in today’s world.

To find out more about The Hive at Great Cressingham, follow us on: www.facebook/GreatCressinghamHive

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