Monthly Archives: March 2017

Leading the Choir

“leadership… is not matter of personality but trustworthiness and hopefulness.” What do leading a choir and running a theological college have in common, and what does that tell us about leadership? Our former Principal, Keith Lamdin, and his wife Ruth, … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 9 April: Palm Sunday

This passage is very carefully selected, if you stray even one verse this way or that, even to 9b, you will find blistering judgement. Although we clearly associate this passage with Jesus’ passion (especially Matthew 26: 67) there is no … Read more

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On Anglo-Catholicism by Gerry Lynch

The following is a transcript of a talk given by Gerry Lynch, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Salisbury, and strategic communications consultant to Sarum College, who worships at St Martin’s in Salisbury. Anglo-Catholicism – a talk in preparation … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 2 April: 5th Sunday of Lent

The lament of Israel in v.11 seems to offer the image of this amazing vision. “Our bones have dried up” they complain, “our hope is lost” and “we are cut off”. I appreciate the sense of being cut off as … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 26 March: Mothering Sunday

Two mothers meet around an ark (tebah – this word is only used here and in the story of Noah in Genesis 6-8). The water that should have destroyed the baby has saved him. Two mothers who are both instrumental … Read more

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Congratulations to Sarum College Graduates!

Photographs by Ash Mills Photography Each year on Presentation Day students along with their family and friends celebrate achieving their academic awards from Sarum College. This is an important occasion in the life of the college and especially this year, as … Read more

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Lectionary Reading Blog for 19 March: 3rd Sunday of Lent

I have always thought the Israelites in the desert to be a grumpy and grumbling lot – murmuring. Complaining about everything. Reading Exodus 17 today I wondered what it would be like to be with my husband and three children … Read more

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Bookshop Bestsellers: February 2017

Receiving Christ in Five Different Ways York Course Booklet by Canon John Young, York Courses £3.99 Let Me Go There: Spirit of Lent by Paula Gooder, Canterbury Press Norwich £8.99 Finding Your Hidden Treasure by Benignus O’Rourke, Darton, Longman & … Read more

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Book of the Month: March 2017

Hanging by a Thread by Samuel Wells The arresting and compelling organising theme of this book is this ‘there was a time when the cross was an answer – today the cross is a question’. This short, tightly argued but … Read more

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