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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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A bit quieter this week…

This week a couple of the Chaplains are away, but there’s still plenty on. At Park, Big Questions Cafe will be running on Wednesday at 1.00pm, but no other activities. At FCH Cake and Chat will be on…

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What’s on this week… and congratulations!

You can find the full Chaplaincy programme here – more info the events on this week… At Monday’s Cake and Chat (5pm at FCH) we’ll be sharing chocolate cake – and also our thoughts about the world we…

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Wrestling with God

How should we relate to God? Should we treat him with respect, and reverence? Should we prepare ourselves first? Should we stand far off, with our head bowed? This story suggests that there is room for another way…

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Healing Souls

Tomorrow is St. Luke’s day. We know a little bit about Luke – he travelled with Paul on some of his journeys and Paul calls him the ‘dear doctor’. He also wrote a couple of the books in…

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Coming up this week…

A few things to pick out from our full programme this week… After our great conversation about Climate Change last week at Cake and Chat, on Monday at 5pm at FCH Chapel we’ll be eating cupcakes and thinking…

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Annoying prophets

I expect you can guess what make me think about annoying prophets this week. The Extinction Rebellion protesters see themselves as prophets – and we may well agree. Some people certainly seem to find them annoying. But how…

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On this week…

We have our usual programme running this week, including Cake and Chat on Monday at 5pm thinking about our response to the Climate Crisis and a Walk in the Park with the dogs – meet at Park Faith…

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Ordinary angels

How do you imagine angels? Here’s a reading from the Book of Acts… At that time King Herod caused terrible suffering for some members of the church. He ordered soldiers to cut off the head of James, the…

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Reflections
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