University of Gloucestershire logo

Chaplaincy

Welcome to the chaplaincy blog at the University of Gloucestershire.

University of Gloucestershire logo

Latest posts

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…

Categories:
Reflections
Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Categories:
Reflections
Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Categories:
Reflections
Read more

The daily podcast – a poem

Not having the all surrounding headphones I listen to the daily podcast. As I tune in, I hear the first blackbirds calling to each other from deep in the trees. A child sings with his mother, and a…

Categories:
Reflections
Read more

The golden thread

‘And that’s about it, friends. Be cheerful. Keep things in good repair. Keep your spirits up. Think in harmony. Be agreeable. Do all that, and the God of love and peace will be with you for sure. Greet…

Categories:
Reflections
Read more

Strength for the journey

Go Peaceful  by Paul Field Go peaceful in gentleness through the violence of these days. Give freely. Show tenderness in all your ways. Through darkness, in troubled times let holiness be your aim. Seek wisdom. Let faithfulness burn…

Categories:
Reflections
Read more

Transitions

It seems appropriate that we’re thinking about the Ascension today, at a time when lots of students – and some staff – are experiencing big transitions. Some final year students are coming in to say their goodbyes. Others…

Categories:
Reflections
Read more

What we leave behind

Last Saturday I went to a little village in Staffordshire called Mavesyn Ridware, for the memorial service for my old university chaplain, Jonathan. Jonathan had been brought up there, but I knew him getting on for 40 years…

Categories:
Reflections
Read more