Author: Dave Stroud

Chaplaincy at Canterbury Christ Church

Sacred Space from a different place

As I compose this little booklet (see above), I am sitting at our dining room table working alongside my family, as we all strive to work from home. My eldest is listening to documentaries online, my youngest is reading his tasks out-loud and I am banging my head against this keyboard. Out of this madness…
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International Nurses’ Day

May 12th each year isInternational Nurses Day“I’ve had a number of colleagues and family members whose lives are indebted to the care, action, support and kindness afforded by nurses at Medway Maritime these last weeks. To you all, thank you from the bottom of my heart. My own mum and dad are nurses by profession…
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Touch me not – John 20:17

‘Touch Me Not’ John 20:17 In western church history it is probably fair to say that this Easter has been one of the most unusual with people unable to gather for worship or fellowship. Gone was the sun rise service and a community breaking fast together, gone was the paschal candle being lit by the…
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So you don’t feel like singing

Alanna-Jayne here. Welcome to some of my thoughts I’ve been mulling over for a while. Easter has come and gone, and what a difference a year makes. For the last 2 years I’ve spent the few days before Easter in Wales at a Christian conference called Word Alive. This year it was cancelled and some…
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UNPRECEDENTED: EASTER

In our new blog series ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ – we’re going to be hearing from a range of people who have different experiences of this global pandemic, and lockdown. Our aim is to give you an opportunity to read, think, and find some encouragement, inspiration or just community in knowing you’re not alone. So, what does Easter on Lockdown…
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Thoughts from the isolation sofa…………II

Chaplaincy, still here and still supporting………. How are you this week? Struggling to find your feet? Struggling to complete simple tasks? Struggling not to be snappy? Struggling to find meaning in studies or work? Can I assure you that you are not alone and it is completely natural to feel like this. You have to…
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Saying Good-Bye

Thoughts and reflections from the Dean Friday was a very strange day. It was a day in which the extraordinary – the last day on which the North Holmes Road Campus was open for the foreseeable future – was punctuated by the mundane: having may car serviced.   I drove straight to Barretts Honda, dropped the…
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Thoughts from the isolation sofa…………….

Ok I’ll admit it, I’m scared.  Both my wife and son have underlying medical conditions that places them in the higher risk category. My son is at school, travelling on public transport and to be honest due to his various conditions at times he is not the best role model for hand washing.  So yes,…
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Chaplaincy Update – Coronavirus

Dear Students (and staff), What a strange moment in history we are experiencing.  There are many unknowns at present and the situation, especially its effect on each of our universities at the Medway Campus, is changing day-by-day.  Here is some of my advice to you: 1. DON’T WORRY  …  I appreciate that might be easier…
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A Discovery of Life

Zoe’s Blog So, this week I had the chance to do the sermon or talk at my home church. I had two days to put it together and it went something like this: The Baptism of Christ So, it’s Monday afternoon. I’ve just sat one exam, been shopping for my best mates 21st, made a…
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