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Covid Christmas

Kieran Murphy | 20th December 2020

I had planned a very different blog post, however following Saturday's announcement of Hertfordshire and much of the east and south east of England moving into a new fourth tier and the huge implications this has on the Christmas many of us planned, I thought I would share some thoughts on how we can make the best of the situation we find ourselves

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Bringing Hope this Christmas...

Hannah Dengate | 6th December 2019

Christmas lights have been switched on, Christmas music is playing, and it is now only 19 days until Christmas! I wonder what it is that you are hoping for this Christmas? What is it that you are expectant for? With hope comes that anticipation, that waiting. As we enter this season of advent, we enter a time of waiting and anticipation as Christm

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Spring

Helen Bainbridge | 8th March 2019

I really enjoy spring. I like winter too, but there's something about seeing the first trees in blossom and the first daffodils come out that I find really encouraging. Spring means new beginnings, new life, bright colours, and driving home from work in the evenings whilst it's still light! With the prolonged light and better weather seems to come

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Christmas Unwrapped

Hannah Dengate | 24th December 2018

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6. Less than a week until Christmas 2018! Over the past two weeks here at Phase we have engaged with around 300 children in Hitchin, delivering our Chris

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Youth work learnings

Kieran Murphy | 10th December 2018

4 things I’ve learnt about youth work? Hi everyone, I’m Molly and in September I moved to London to begin a gap year with XLP. I grew up in Hitchin and have experienced the work of Phase whilst I was at school and they inspired me to begin my own journey of youth work. XLP is a youth work charity working with young people struggling with a range of

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Expectations

Helen Bainbridge | 7th December 2018

How do you feel about expectations? To me, the word seems pretty negative. We talk about unrealistic expectations, which only end in disappointment. We talk about managing expectations, not letting others run away with an exaggerated impression of what we can achieve. And then there are those expectations others hold of us, which they forget to le

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