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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…

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…

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…

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…

Parting and presence

Happy Ascension Day! Here is the reading and reflection from today’s communion service. And here’s a link to the song I played at the end – a lovely gospel infused melody from Mavis Staples called ‘God is not…

Chaplain’s chatter #1

We’re going to be posting a series of videos on our Facebook page with conversations between chaplains and with others who have fascinating stories and interesting insights – because talking is what we do well! I’m delighted that…

Communion today

Hi all – today at 12.30pm we have online Communion as usual via our Facebook page here. You are very welcome to join us. We’ll be using some new words for the service which are on the blog…

Stay with us

Here’s the reading and reflection from today’s Communion service… On that same day two of Jesus’ followers were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking to each other about all…

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A mid-day pause

When time is strange, and days seem short but weeks seem long, or every day seems the same, it can be helpful to find a rhythm which includes times to pause. One good time is mid-day – maybe…

The urge to go out

Here is the reading and the reflection from today’s Communion service. I mention two resources in my reflection… a weekly podcast by Nick Helm called Beyond the empty tomb (part of his Journeying with Jesus series) and is…