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Name/ Organisation/ Location Comments
Janette Lobley Derbyshire, UK I was looking for inspiration in Epiphany, I found in the words you write. A hope for tomorrow, a Love that is shared and well received. Thank you x 26 January 2020
Anne Heywood St Bartholomew’s Church Croxdale, UK I am a churchwarden of a church in a village just south of Durham. I was due to give the reflection today as part of one of our lay led services. Some annoying but persistent ill health made me very tired and anyway I’d said all I could last year on Christ the King. Then I found your excellent ‘sermon’ which I have to admit I used, with one or two small amendments. Just what was needed especially as our congregation had shrunk to 9 and the organist didn’t arrive. But we struggled on, a bit of chat about could we sing the next hymn ourselves etc. So thank you and the Lord for helping me and them.

We still manage to have 4 services a month, 2 Communion, Morning Prayer and Communion by Extension. Yes, we are a small but loyal congregation average age ???? But thanks to people such as you, we can keep on going.

Now to find out what happened to the organist and look to get some suitable CDs!

With all good wishes. Anne 24 November 2019
Lorna UK I have just finished reading your book “Recovering from Depression” I cannot thank you enough. I am currently on my journey of recovery from depression. I am on medication and having counselling which is helping greatly but your book has certainly shone another light on things from me. I could really identify with so much of what you were saying and the experiences of Sandra’s life. Thank you so much for helping me on my journey. I am sure your book will continue to be part of my armour in dealing with this illness. 23 March 2015
Marisha Carter Licenced Reader Tenerife, Spain I am using your intercessions for Maundy Thursday as a basis to be used in Tenerife. So simple and inspiring. Thank you. 21 March 2015
Deacon John Costello All Saints Catholic Community, Dallas, Texas, USA   Reflection on Lent 5A. I am preparing two separate homilies for this weekend. Cycle A is for the mass attended by the Catechumens to be Baptized at the Easter Vigil. Cycle B s for the other masses. I really appreciate your straightforward style and insight. I fully plan on plagiarizing liberally since it matches up thematically with what I wanted to say.
You are now bookmarked for future reference. 19 March 2015
Betty Somerset, UK Thank you! Like some of the others I found your website by chance while looking for inspiration as I am to lead the intercessions on Sunday and find it difficult to put into words what I would like to say, and your words have helped me. 11 March 2015
Stephen Potts Chigwell, Essex, UK   So useful in providing me with inspiration for the Candlemas service in 2/2/2014. Thanks. 29 January 2014
Rev’d Fiona Weaver Priest in Charge South London, UK I had a similar experience to yours in Bethlehem when I visited the
area. I was with a small group of university chaplains so met local people.
I stumbled across your site via Google and have had a look round most inspiring! Thanks. 29 January 2014
The Rev’d Jo-Anne Wells Melbourne, Australia I have stumbled across this site today and I just want to say thank
you. It was exactly what I needed at this point in my ministry, to
help others and to help myself. I visited a friend in Devon last year
and stayed for 10 days. I thought I visited just about every church in Devon & Somerset but I was very much mistaken. There were so many more. Beautiful part of the world! 23 November 2013
Helen Caine Licenced Lay Reader Gloucestershire You are a great source of inspiration when I’m trying to plan a
service, thank you so much for posting all you do. 17 November 2013
John Day Reader Nottingham, UK Thank you for allowing us to see your site and the worship resources they are fantastic. I enjoyed reading a few of your entries and may return to get myself in the right attitude to mind set to do my own sermons. 11 November 2013
Shirley Crone  Worship Committee/ Administrator for Radville United Church, Radville, SK CA I have downloaded the Sermon for Proper 23 Year B – to be used October 14, 2012 for a lay service.  Your message, I think, will be a good fit with the service being planned.  It is quite readable (for lay readers to deliver.)  Thank you so much. 26 August 2012
Ros Keeble Lay Assistant in local CofE Church near Southampton UK   Dear Katharine, I just had to write and thank you for your intercessions for saints from which I have drawn inspiration for my own intercessions for our Eucharist for St James tomorrow. I will bookmark your website for future reference, thank you very much. 24 July 2012 
Fr. Stephan Brown, SVD Director of University Ministry Saint Leo Florida I want to express my great appreciation for the deeply spiritual and moving reflection.  As I prepare to preach in parishes and in the university part of my preparation following my own reading, reflection and praying of the scriptures is to seek out insight from other preachers. This is my first time coming across Katharine’s website. Although our scriptures are different that we will be using, the insights are most helpful. 2 June 2012
Rebecca Higgins St. George’s Anglican Church, Malaga, Spain Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin, Spain Dear Katharine, I am a worship leader in my church (St.George’s) near Malaga, Spain.  I enjoy reading your sermons and intercessions.  If I am leading prayers I use some items from your page.  Thank you very much.  It is a great help to me. Kind regards and God Bless. Rebecca 8 June 2012
Caroline Simmonds Exploring vocation to the church Near Stamford, Lincolnshire Dear Katharine, I just wanted to thank you so much for your words about St. Barnabas. I am regularly helping to lead services of the word (e.g. Matins tomorrow) and was feeling rather stressed about having to prepare a talk on St. Barnabas.I suddenly thought of ‘Googling’ sermon about St. Barnabas and your sermon and intercessions came up. It is truly a godsend – thank you so much. Your words are perfect for what I wanted to say and I look forward to using them tomorrow (I will acknowledge where they have come from of course!) Many thanks, and keep up the good work. Your work on depression looks very interesting too. Bless You. 9 June 2012
Frances Arthur Lay Leader, Scottish Episcopalian Church, Machrihanish, Argyll Katharine, I’m preaching tomorrow when we are commemorating the Presentation of Christ. I was stirred and moved by your sermon on this subject (03/02/08) and I would like to share with the congregation at St Kiaran’s – with reference, of course, to you as the author. I will also make a point of directing folk to your website. Kind regards, Frances 28 January 2012
Sally Beazley Reader Beeston Thank you for an accessible, inspirational and helpful site…as a newly licensed Reader it is so helpful. 27 January 2012
Peter Ellis Preacher Ringwood, Hants Thank you. Inspirational. God bless your ministry. 18 June 2011
Malcolm Bristow
Reader Bolton, UK
Bless you for your honesty and faith. A book which greatly helped me is ‘When I am weak’ by John Holmes an Anglican Priest in Yorkshire.  When we are weak, He is made strong’ Bless you and thank you for your ministry to those who feel they have failed, not so! 24 April 2011
Suze Wiltshire, UK It was a breath of fresh air to read your site Katharine. Your understanding of depression and those who don’t really know how to deal with such an illness is honest and inspiring. It can be difficult to deal with the ‘church politics’ from some members, especially for those suffering with depression and wanting to come back to church after some time away. I am glad you addressed this issue. It’s warming to know that others feel the same way.I will make sure I visit here again. 29 October 2010
Frances Arthur Lay Reader, Scottish Episcopal Church Argyll I have enjoyed reading your Easter sermons – I struggle with the Resurrection and your words have helped – thank you. I will be a regular visitor to your site! 9 April 2010
Jean Hole St. Andrew’s Church Taunton, UK Many congratulations on a beautifully written and presented book ‘Angels in the Wilderness’.  It has helped my understanding of depression. 16 March 2010
John Williamson Lay Chaplain and member of Clifton Charismatic Renewal Bristol, UK Hi Katharine, very interested to discover your web site – thanks to the article in “Your journey to Easter”. God bless, John. 17 February 2010
Rev Sophie Jelley Priest in the CofE Surrey Just wanted to say that I really like your site – there are some very helpful and creative resources and you clearly have a gift for writing worship resources – keep at it! 15 December 2009
Dan Flower Edinburgh, UK What an impressive website- well done and am sure will go from strength to strength! 6 December 2009
Liz Taunton, UK This is looking really great Katharine – I look forward to seeing it grow. Well done to you both.  xx 30 November 2009
Penny Grimmet tWeston-Super-Mare, UK More food for thought! like the website – very user friendly for people such as me!!! Lovely to see your pathway going from strength to strength. xxx 27 November 2009
Ali Aish Taunton, UK What a great site, congratulations! 26 November 2009
Irene Joicey Preston, UK Thank you for your website. I could tell immediately that you were a genuine sufferer. No-one who has never been there can tell what it’s like. 26 November 2009
George (Katharine’s brother!) This is GREAT!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this web site! AND…it is the VERY first web site I’ve hit using my new mobile broadband dongle!!!
G xxx 26 November 2009
Michael Chapman Taunton, UK This is an exciting website in the making. You have a compassionate gift of communication through your writing.
The “taster” passages from your latest book Angels in the Wilderness are beautifully and sensitively written. I look forward to reading the book when it is published. May God use you through your writing to encourage others. 26 November 2009
Tricia Anderson Taunton, UK This look as if it will be really helpful, Katharine. Many thanks for this. I shall bookmark it. 26 November 2009
Jonathan Morris South Somerset Well done on launching this – I’ll look forward to its development. The whole area of psychological/spiritual growth interests me hugely so I look forward to your reflections. Keep going.
love Jonathan 25 November 2009
Liz Gardiner Wedmore, Somerset This is just lovely. After a hectic day I felt so peaceful wandering around your website! x 25 November 2009
Sue Goodman Taunton, UK Gosh – really grown-up! It looks like a really solid start, well done. Love & blessings for the future! S. 25 November 2009
Adrian Smith Katharine’s husband and site webmaster! Taunton, UK Congratulations Katharine on your new website, which I hope will be a wonderful resource to many, and a showcase for all your outstanding and insightful writing. I noticed, incidentally, that you asked for a picture of the cats on the site, but not one of your husband. Are you trying to tell me something? Love from Adrian. Launch day – 25 November 2009