5th February 2019

Meet a Novice // Tom

CTOL: Introduce yourself… 

TOM: Hi, my name is Tom, I was born and bred in Northampton. I’ve just spent a year doing the CEMES internship in Peterborough Diocese, which finished in the summer. Since then I’ve been working for a logistics company based in Northampton.

In my free time I enjoy board gaming with friends. Spending time on small electronics projects or gaming. Recently I have been reading about Russian history, where I once lived for 6 months on a Youth With A Mission Discipleship Training Scheme. IT was during my internship where I first started exploring the idea of monastic communities, and after looking into it and speaking with various people I was lead to the community here in Leicester.

CTOL: Why did you want to become a Novice?

TOM: The main reason I wanted to become a Novice was an interest / calling to community life and the explore what it could look like in a Christian context. Also the support and encouragement I have had from those around me was a real big sign that this was something I really should look into.

CTOL: What are your hopes and dreams for the next 6 months?

TOM: To deeply explore the basics of monastic and communal living; the disciplines at the root of them. I hope to grow in my prayer life and spiritual disciplines. 

CTOL: What can we pray for you?

TOM: Please could pray that I can really get into the silent and solitude aspects of the community promise and grow in my practice and love of them


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