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Chaplaincy at Canterbury Christ Church

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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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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Vocations mean more than jobs!

Sunday the 3rd May 2020 was vocations Sunday. The point in the church’s year where we all stop to think about our vocations in the light of our Christian beliefs. For our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters’ vocations Sunday is a more significant event. Minsters and monasteries traditionally open their doors to the faithful that…
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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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