Learning to Nourish the Human Spirit

A blog space for reflections, essays and reviews from Sarum College staff.

Sarum Pause for Reflection: Living in the Present

Reflection ‘Keep looking at the blue cross!’ urged the technician checking my eyesight with a new bit of tech. A lull in Cov19 restrictions had made for a chance to catch up on a routine eye test – and journey … Read more

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Sarum College Blog: A Piece From Former Principal Keith Lamdin

I guess lockdown has given all of us a chance to slow down and become more aware, not only of the world around us, but of our own thoughts and feelings.  One of the things I have been doing is … Read more

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Lock-Down Poetry: On the Fifth Sunday of Lock Down by Andy Delmage

A Contribution to our poetry series on the Sarum College Blog, by Andy Delmage | | At St Bede’s we have gathered on Sunday mornings with people using a mixture of Zoom and phones and developed a simple and participative … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Be the best

Reflection No-one tells bees to make a bee-line for a thistle.  They just ‘know’ where to go.  With most volunteers barred (why?) from working in the countryside, there are plenty of thistles around this summer.  A few thistles in a … Read more

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Lock-Down Poetry: Poems in a Time of Covid-19

A Contribution to our poetry series on the Sarum College Blog, by Rachel Mann | | Poetry has a discipline, intensity and – this is not to be dismissed! – a brevity which meets our restless hearts with balm. As … Read more

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Sarum Pause for Reflection: Love is…

Reflection God is so not like us! yet there is affinity – a likeness between us. Jesus is brother, buddy, soul-mate, as well as being the boss. That strange closeness, that wonderful bond between each of us and the Spirit … Read more

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Lock-Down Poetry: The Time was Foreshortened by Richard Harries

A Contribution to our poetry series on the Sarum College Blog, by Richard Harries | | The combination of  silence and  light created a kind of paradise, enhanced of course by the fact that we could hear the birds as … 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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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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