Monthly Archives: June 2020

Congratulations to Augustine – 2020 Theology Slam winner

Well done to Augustine Tanner-Ihm, winner of this year’s Theology Slam. Augustine was a delightful member of the Ventures in Faith programme, created to support and encourage theological learning for young people interested in ministry. The programme was designed by … Read more

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Lock-Down Poetry: From David’s Crown

A Contribution to our poetry series on the Sarum College Blog, by Malcolm Guite | | XXX Exaltabo te, Domine | He gives us too, a voice to sing his praises,So much the more because we were brought lowThat we … Read more

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Congratulations Sarum College grads, one step closer today

Special congratulations to 18 soon-to-be curates who trained at Sarum College and were licensed online as lay workers today. Lockdown and the present government restrictions have meant that the ordinations to the diaconate that would normally take place at Petertide … Read more

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No Ordinary Ordination: June 2020

This is an important weekend for ministry in the life of the Church of England. In normal circumstances this is the time when Women and Men would have been ordained by the Bishop as the beginning of this is new … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Water Power

Reflection Contemplating his Passion, Julian perceived the very being of Christ streaming across the universe: on earth, a sustaining force; in hell, destructive (liberating); restorative in heaven. Her hell-image is not of floodwaters dousing flames, but kinetic energy: a mass of … Read more

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Lock-Down Poetry: Facebook Church

A Contribution to our poetry series on the Sarum College Blog, by Barbara Priest | During lockdown I have been fortunate to work safely from home, and my love of walking, gardening and music have all offered sanctuary and escape … Read more

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Lock-Down Poetry: Lock Down is Appealing

Contribution to our poetry series on the Sarum College Blog, by Jan Church I have learned academic skills I did not have before, theological reflection being just one. I have grown in my Christian faith and spiritual maturity and have … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: When the Wheels Come off

Reflection Children’s playthings – they often go missing in public places. Kind-hearted people find them, and put them somewhere they are likely to be seen by a parent who comes back searching. I hope that toy was safely re-united with … Read more

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Lock-Down Poetry: Five Songs – a Holy Week Sequence

Contribution to our poetry series on the Sarum College Blog, by Mark Pryce The images come from taking walks at night or in the early morning when the skies seemed particularly evocative of an inner, spiritual experience. The words did … Read more

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Lock Down Poetry- Distancing

The first item in our poetry series on the Sarum College Blog, by Mark Pryce The poem picks up on the variety of language being used by public health advisers and journalists to describe the 2m gap – the length … Read more

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