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Chaplaincy at Canterbury Christ Church

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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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 III

I don’t want to forget.………. How are you this week? I hope that you have all taken time to get use to the ‘new normal’. We are aware as a Chaplaincy team that new normal has meant increased workload; financial pressures; worries over food and heightened concerns for family and friends for many people. Please…
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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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