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A Well-timed Holy Crossover

“…if we look for differences, they can easily be found. So what I am calling for is that we should all make a conscious effort to find similarities.”

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New announcements and

So the new announcement about schools going back comes as great news to us, and I am sure teachers are getting fed up of not being able to get out of their houses and into their classrooms. I…

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Is it too early to prepare for Ramadan?

Just as we come into the season of Lent, which began on Wednesday the 17th of February 2021, what better time is there for me to consider what Lent might mean for my Christian colleagues and friends?

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Is it TMI or something else?

A continuation from last week’s post, there seem to be a sizeable number of people not willing to take the risk of having the COVID vaccine because of potential side effects. Aren’t side effects from any medication or…

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Vaccine reluctance

It seems like this world we’re living in, is a neverending lockdown with very little to look forward to for the foreseeable future. But I believe there is a glimmer of hope. Vaccines are being rolled out throughout…

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Things I didn’t expect from a Holocaust Remembrance memorial

I wasn’t anticipating hearing stories of grandparents and long-lost family members whose experiences, and letters of Holocaust experiences, would make me feel like they could be a mutual friend. A person who you just missed passing by, instead…

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Giving away Christmas meals

The Chaplaincy is offering 100 Christmas dinners to UoG students unable to go home for Christmas… This week, the chaplaincy team are preparing to hand out up to a hundred Christmas dinners to students staying at university over…

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A Peace Garden at Oxstalls

Here’s an article written by Journalism student Alicja Shannon about the wonderful Peace Garden we have recently rediscovered and renamed…. The University of Gloucestershire’s chaplaincy team starts a transformation of an outdoor wellbeing space for students The University…

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What God wants of us

Today was our last Communion service of the term. We were reflecting on what God calls us to be, as we look ahead to our very different future. Here’s the reading, from the prophet Micah: With what shall…

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Noticing the abundance

Here’s the reading and reflection from today’s Communion service, starting with a very familiar story from Matthew’s Gospel: Jesus left the house and went to the lakeside, where he sat down to teach. The crowd that gathered round…

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Reflections
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