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Waiting

I am the voice of a mother, waiting nine months for the time to be completed, for the time to be right. My baby grows slowly, unseen: there is not much I can do but wait! As the…

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Carols and all things Christmassy

Something important is happening on Thursday this week… Ah yes, it’s the University Carol Service at 6.30pm in the Chapel at FCH – with mulled wine and mince pies from 5.30pm. Come after you’ve voted – or before!…

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Walking through Advent

Today we walked through the Chapel, stopping first of all to think about the hopes of Mary, Joseph and Israel – and then about God’s hopes for us. I am Mary, still to be married, young, full of…

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Getting festive

This week we’ll be decorating our chaplaincy spaces – you can get involved at the Chapel on Monday from 5pm, for Cake and Chat and at Park Faith Space on Friday at 2pm when as well as putting…

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A time for gentleness

Are you someone who rushes towards Christmas, and can’t wait? Or someone who resists the Christmas madness until the last minute? This Sunday is Advent Sunday. Advent is a space of preparation before the celebration – a time…

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It’s nearly Advent…

Advent is a great time to do a little reflecting as we come towards the end of the year (and before the mad busyness of Christmas). For the last couple of years some of us have signed up…

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Totally unqualified…

This week it’s graduation time. As chaplains we have the interesting job of accompanying the honorary award recipients. Yesterday we were with a particularly impressive man called Mark Fosbrook. Mark has had a very successful sporting career as…

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Reflections
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Save the date!

This year’s University Carol Service will be on Thursday 12th December at 6.30pm in the Chapel – but come early for mince pies and mulled wine. (I’m sure there’s something else happening that day…) Before then, we have…

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A tricky question

The Pharisees plotted a way to trap Jesus into saying something damaging. They sent their disciples, with a few of Herod’s followers mixed in, to ask, “Teacher, we know you have integrity, teach the way of God accurately,…

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Remembrance, and more…

On Monday 11th November the University invites staff and students to mark Remembrance Day together. We’ll be gathering at the following sites at 10.50am for an Act of Remembrance which will include words for reflection and the two…

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