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Rev Dan Balsdon

This is the blog of Rev Dan Balsdon, Methodist minister currently serving the communities of Bognor Regis, Felpham and Westergate in West Sussex.

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Some of Dan’s most recent posts:

The thin place. ‘There is Room for Revelation’

We’ve reached the final week of There is Room – and our theme as we conclude this journey is ‘There is Room for Revelation’. The Christmas story is full of it – so much of it in fact – that I wonder if we to easily gloss over the breadth and height and depth of…

Home? There is room for refugees

When I was at Theological College I remember a visiting speaker asking us to share with the group where our home was. I naturally responded saying it was here at Queens – because for that 2 year period Queens was home… But immediately I was asked – “no I mean where is your actual home…”,…

There is Room – for God

A Grandparent was staying with one of their children, who were having building work done on the house. They when into a bedroom to find their grandchild jumping up and down in a playpen, crying, reaching up their arms longingly saying, saying “Out! Please! Out!” But they knew that their grandchild had been put in…

Is there room for conversation about inclusion?

This week, as part of a series of blog posts engaging with the Methodist Church in Great Britain’s Advent & Christmas theme ‘There Is Room’, I posted a blog titled ‘There is Room for All Ages and Genders’. The brief blog reflected on my own experince leading a school assembly last week, and through the…

There is Room for all ages and genders

I was leading a school assembly last week. It’s the first time I’ve visited the school and I was excited to have been invited to lead a Christmas themed assembly for Key Stage 2 (age 7-11). Thought slightly less excited to get a call the night before to say that Ofstead would be around!) We…

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