Sarum College News

Sarum Pause for Reflection: Wriggly Tin

Reflection Not all barriers are Bad Things. I sympathise with the farmer who felt a need to reinforce the message that the field beyond is not public space, but working land.  Sometimes we need to protect the landscape of our interior, where … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Enfolded by Love

Reflection Sometimes a change of perspective can be really useful.  The difficult things in life are still difficult, and need attending to, but they do not form the whole picture. A friend of mine in East London, who has rediscovered … Read more

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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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