Monthly Archives: May 2020

Sarum Pause for Reflection: Lightshow

Reflection Corona is something I enjoy seeing – when it’s an atmospheric optical phenomenon, rather than a brand of beer popular with those who leave empties on the local meadows.   It’s a partial corona. Caused by diffraction of sunlight … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: God does not go MIA

Reflection The photograph is not of the sea, nor even an estuary.  That was the River Thames, forty miles further inland, during Storm Ciara (Feb 2020). Looking at the river now, it is hard to credit there ever were winter … Read more

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Befriending Death? Reflections on vulnerability

We all know something of loss, change and the fragility of life. Join this free reflective session with James Woodward on imaginative, honest and compassionate responses to fragility, vulnerability and death. It will be held via Zoom as part of … Read more

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The Virtual Body of Christ? Worship in Digital Spaces

Long before lockdown, Karen O’Donnell from Sarum College’s Centre for Contemporary Spirituality had begun to write a book due to be published next year that considers the church in a virtual space. The past weeks of closed churches and social distancing have … Read more

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Online: MA Modules at Sarum

The poet Mary Oliver’s words seem especially apt in the circumstances:  ‘Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?’ (from her poem, The Summer Day) If now seems a good time to … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Synergy

Reflection Wild roses: in themselves they were no surprise on my daily walk.  After all, I had put them there.  A decade and more ago, I and many other willing hands planted a mixed native hedge ¼ mile long. This winter it was … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Seeing

Reflection Perhaps these days have offered you an opportunity to see both the world around and the life within differently? This photograph is of the flowerbed at  Sarum College outside the Reception windows. Pausing there and opening my eyes revealed … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Leisure

While the physical buildings of Sarum College have been closed for some weeks, our life and work goes on. We are continuing to teach and support ministry students in their formation. The work of our postgraduate theological study through our MA offer also … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Eternity

Reflection The bright May days have brought wonderful light– especially at night and here is a moment – the sun setting taken just after 9 o’clock. The silence of the moment broken only by the distant noise of two football … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Letting Be

Reflection This is a picture of the first poppy of the year. Look at its unique colour and how it stands in the patch of garden. Proud. It has space to thrive. In relationships, we can, sometimes be very sure … Read more

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