Author: Dave Stroud

Chaplaincy at Canterbury Christ Church

Luke 2:11

The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide As I ponder this week’s readings, collects, hymns and prayers I am once again getting ready to be displaced, like so many of us over the last few years, who have found themselves detached…
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Week 5: Faith and Trust #leaner4lent by Pete Joyce

As I sit in a deserted Chapel, on a nearly deserted campus, on the anniversary of the first lockdown writing this, how much has changed, in the life of the university and the world, is foremost in my mind. During the last twelve months, personally, as a family, we have lost ten people to the…
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Week 4: Respect and Motivate #leaner4lent by Alanna-Jayne Williams

Hey, I am Alanna-Jayne, one of your Lay Chaplains here at the Canterbury campus of Christ Church. During Lent our campaign that we’ve been promoting has been #leaner4lent. A catchy little slogan that encompasses so much more that can be covered in any 5 minute video or blog that we try to achieve each week.…
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Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday a.k.a Pancake Day Fattening versus fasting This year as we enter Lent, the Chaplaincy team are promoting the idea of ‘Leaner for Lent’ what that looks like in practice will become clear. Do check out our social media accounts today, tomorrow and throughout Lent to find out what we’re up to.  Shrove Tuesday…
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Day 5 of meet you Chaplains: Dave Stroud- Senior Chaplain

How long have you been a Chaplain? I have been a Chaplain here at Canterbury Christ Church University for almost thirteen years now. Starting as I did in March 2008, but my relationship with the institution predates that! I was both an undergrad and postgrad here back in the 90’s, although my theology degree comes…
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Day 4 of meet your Chaplains: Alanna-Jayne Williams, Lay Chaplain

How long have you been a Chaplain? I’ve been a Lay Chaplain at CCCU since September 2018, initially my first year was part time, and now I’ve been full time for the last year and a half and my contract comes to an end in August this year. What did you study before becoming a…
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Day 3: Meet your Chaplains- Lynne Martin, Medway Chaplain

How long have you been a Chaplain? I have been a Chaplain at the Medway campus for ten years now. Originally as a volunteer Chaplain with the University of Greenwich but since mid-2017 as Medway Campus Chaplain, working across all three universities here. Why did you decide to take up Chaplaincy? I think Chaplaincy chose…
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Meet your Chaplains: Day 2- Pete Joyce, Lay Chaplain

How long have you been a Chaplain? And why did you decide to take up Chaplaincy? I have been a Chaplain at CCCU for 15 months, though I have been involved in pastoral care and church leadership for 7 ½ years. I took up chaplaincy because I believe that it is the ultimate expression of…
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Meet your Chaplains: Day 1-Jeremy Law, Dean of Chapel

How long have you been a Chaplain? I have been in university chaplaincy for 27 years. At Exeter University from 1994, and at Christ Church since 2003. Why did you decide to take up Chaplaincy? Chaplaincy gave me the chance to be myself in ministry, the opportunity to combine academic thinking and teaching, with pastoral…
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Try Church

Welcome to Canterbury, it’s great to see you’re interested in finding out what Canterbury has to offer in terms of churches. There are so many to choose from, we pray you find you find a place to settle with a community you can worship and grow with. Barton ChurchWelcome to Barton Church! A contemporary Christian…
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