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  • Refuge & strength

    In this time of the chaplaincy being closed, but all our people being open to God’s care and love, let us pray: Keep us, good Lord, under the shelter of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain...

  • Care on Campus

    Dear Friends and colleagues, Having just heard the latest Government measures, I write to assure you of a Christian presence of inclusive and holistic care on this campus. The Chaplaincy will now be closed. However, the night light is on, and the...

  • Thought for the Day

    Good morning. What a strange and disorientating time. Please God we quickly get on top of this new illness. The Bath campus is an eerie place - deserted. Most of our students have gone home. It happened so quickly. One...

  • Chaplaincy in a time of crisis

    Greetings We are living in extraordinary times. I don't remember such a degree of unsettled disorientation since 9/11.  People are wandering around, looking dazed, wondering what will happen next. This is also a time of importance for our community, to...

  • The Gift of Joy – “Come and see”

    Sermon, Bath Abbey 15-3-20 Readings: Romans 5: 1-11 and John 4: 1-42 Text:  Today we talk about the gift of joy. Guy, on the vision evening, give this invitation; “come and see”. There is so much joy, through generations.   Imagine...

  • Heartbeat and Reach

    Advice from a CofE Bishop: In the midst of much fear and confusion, the Christian community is surely called to establish pools of gentleness, to re-imagine our common life as yeast and salt, heartbeat and reach. Almighty Father, creator and...

  • New Zealand Prayer - Week 2 of Lent 2020

    God of the unexpected When we come to our senses like the prodigal son Give is grace to repent and turn to you again; For where else can we go? Gentle Father, Show us our sins as they really are...