Reflections


Many of the reflections on this blog come from the weekly Communion service held in the Chapel at Francis Close Hall.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Having enough

The fear of not having enough can be a very powerful influence on our behaviour. I notice it with time. My anxiety about not having enough time leads me to try to get ahead – to make myself…

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