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Rach's Diary - Freshers in Manchester

23 Sep 2016

This week has been busy in a totally new way. There has been a lot less trains and a lot more time with students. Being based in the chaplaincy has meant I've worked on my soup pouring skills, trying not to get too much down the outside of the cups. I've staffed the stall, giving out postcards,...

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Glasgow Coffee Afternoon

Rach's Diary - Dashing here and dashing there

16 Sep 2016

Tuesday was a really long day with a trip to Glasgow. I managed to spill coffee all down me before I'd even left Manchester, but a train delay in Preston meant I had time to pop out and buy a new top - which will ever be known as my emergency Glasgow top. It was great to meet some of the SCM-ers...

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Panel Discussion

Rach’s Diary – No Train No Gain

12 Sep 2016

Thursday and Friday last week was more training. This time rather than induction with other members of the staff I attended the Effective Student Worker Training (8-9 September) SCM was running in Birmingham. It was a really interesting two days, I've learnt that I'm a teddy bear and team worker...

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Rach's Diary - Home Sweet Office Home

7 Sep 2016

So week two of being the Regional Development Worker for the North West has started in Manchester. Here is my office that I share with the Student Worker at St Peter's House. I know it doesn't look like much yet and I'm still missing some essentials but it's good to have somewhere to put my SCM...

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Prayers for Freshers 2016

6 Sep 2016
A Prayer for God's Love
God of yesterday, today and tomorrow,
when I've answered the questions,
"Where are you from?"
"What 'A' Levels did you do?"
and "What are you studying?"
for the eighty fifth...
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Rach Collins

Rach's diary - Week 1

2 Sep 2016

Hi I'm Rach and I'm the newest member of the SCM staff team. I'm going to be updating the blog with some of my adventures as the new Regional Development Worker for the North West.

I'll usually be based in Manchester but day one and two have been spent in the SCM Office in Birmingham. It'...

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SCM@Greenbelt 2016: Discover some student stars!

1 Aug 2016

Here at SCM we’re really excited about our eclectic mix of worship, workshops and panel discussions at Greenbelt 2016. We’ve prepared a space to just hang out and meet other students, helping you connect with friendly faces to keep in touch with over the coming years. So look out for us in the G...

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After Brexit, a Light at the end of the Tunnel

13 Jul 2016

I write the day after the Church of England’s General Synod had an emergency debate and passed a motion calling for ‘all to unite in the common task of building a generous and forward looking country, contributing to human flourishing around the world’ and encouraging all members of the Church...

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Seeking the Common Good After Brexit

29 Jun 2016

On Thursday 23 June 2016 the UK collectively voted to impoverish ourselves economically, humiliate ourselves politically and pull up the drawbridge on the problems facing Europe. The sense of loss and grief is real and painful for many of us, but it is not universal. The more you gained from...

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Daniel Berrigan, 1921-2016

3 May 2016

The passing of Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016), Jesuit priest, poet and peace activist, will be mourned by many around the world. His life of faithful witness to the gospel message of peace continues to inspire and challenge. Through his writings and actions, Berrigan wrestled with how to follow...

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