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Looking back at our life

At our communion service today we were thinking about looking back over our life. Here’s the reading taken from from Psalm 139, and the reflection. (And here’s a link to another way that you can do this reflection…

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Unlikely saints

Here is the reading and reflection from today’s Communion service, thinking about two people who are unlikely saints… A reading from Paul’s letter to the Christians in Rome. He has been wrestling with the point of the Jewish…

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Who do we honour?

Here’s the reading and the reflection from today’s Communion service. The photo is of the stained glass window in the Chapel, which is all about this reading… While Paul was waiting in Athens, he was upset to see…

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The rainbow people of God

You will find here the reading and reflection from today’s communion service. Also, here’s a link to the video of Brother Roger I mentioned, and another lovely video of him talking about the vocation of listening. And here’s…

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From our Muslim Chaplain

On this Friday, what is my last day of the 2020 Academic year – I feel like my goodbyes have not been properly made with final year students. The pandemic saw to it that we left many things…

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From our Muslim Chaplain archive #7

Dearest friends and colleagues, As we move closer towards the end of Ramadan 2020 we must acknowledge that the last four weeks has been challenging with whole new way of life; in Lockdown, without extended family and for…

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Responding to injustice

Here’s the reflection from today’s Communion service, focussing partly on our response to the shocking death of George Floyd. You can also see a personal video message from the Vice Chancellor with his own response here. The reading…

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From our Muslim chaplain archive #6

Dearest friends and colleagues, As we move closer towards the end of Ramadan 2020 we must acknowledge that the last four weeks has been challenging with whole new way of life; in Lockdown, without extended family and for…

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From our Muslim chaplain archive #5

So what is it like this Ramadan in the trials of Covid-19 While your family and friends are locked behind a glass screen Computer screens and mobile phones, On devices with Zoom and Skype it seems Mosques are…

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From our Muslim chaplain archive #4

“O you who have believed, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful.” [Al Qur’an 3:200] Patience is an essential attribute of a believer. However, in today’s age, most only “persevere” and…

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