This week the church remembers Hilda; a member of a Saxon royal family born in a violent period when history was carved up under the leadership of warrior Kings. Hilda shunned the influence of her genes and turned to a life of peace and reconciliation; leading by relationship not retaliation. She became Abbess of Whitby and led her monastery through a time of great change for the church in the north of England; implementing Roman rather than the Celtic practices which she preferred. Hilda is a model of servant leadership.

Find out more by listening to this week’s Start:Stop reflection.