Monthly Archives: July 2010

Some possibilities

Jessica is moored at Ratho. She is 47ft long and so can only be turned in a “winding hole” or basin. There is one at Ratho, the next ones are each about one hour away (three miles) at Hermiston or … Continue reading

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The launch of Jessica ten years ago

┬áJessica was launched on the Union Canal at Ratho, near Edinburgh, ten years ago. She was blessed by Fr Dean Fostekew on Sunday 8th October 2000, with a sprinkling of rose petals on the water to bless the environment, and … Continue reading

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The Vision

In keeping with the themes of this story of the woman meeting Jesus at the well, the narrowboat “Jessica” is a place of rest and refreshment, of meeting and conversation. It is a place where people can come to slow … Continue reading

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The inspiration for the project

The Sycharwell Project is inspired by the story of a woman, I call her Jessica, who lived in a hot country and had to go to the well to fetch water. The well was at the junction of three roads. … Continue reading

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Here beginneth the blog 18th July 2010

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