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  • Good Friday

    We remember on this day: In history, the death of a man, Jesus, Son of Mary and (it was thought) Joseph. In the Christian faith, the Son of God, the Word, present in the beginning, through whom all things were...

  • Do This in Remembrance of Me

    Today we recall Maundy Thursday, and one of the greatest gifts given to us by Jesus. Jesus is recognised often by taking bread, giving thanks, breaking and sharing. He told us to do the same – to remember him. “Take...

  • Waiting for Life

    Looking at today’s stories, key words pop up time and again… Waiting Stress Loneliness Uncertainty Protecting communities Help – amazing stories of good – especially the NHS ...And buying Easter Eggs That set me thinking… The University of Bath is...

  • Some Have Entertained Angels

    Today, I’m thinking about the need to keep going and how best to support each other in this very difficult time. I've been reflecting on the following psalm: Those who sow in tears shall reap with songs of joy. Those...

  • The Steadfast Love

    This wonderful verse is a great thought for today... The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion” says my...

  • Thought for the day

    "By faith they conquered kingdoms and ministered justice... whose weakness was turned to strength... who were all commended for their faith. Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders...

  • The Good Ship Abbey

    Here we are on Bathwick fields. It is one of my favourite views of Bath, now that we live this side. And there is the Abbey, like a ship in full sail, in the morning light. A Christian landmark in...

  • 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...