Reflections and Stories

Black Grief

9 Jun 2020

Systematic racism and police brutality towards Black people is not news to many of us. There are not enough words that can fully articulate the pain and grief that comes when a fellow Black person is targeted and killed, simply because of the pigment on their skin.

George Floyd’s death...

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Zooming Off and Unexpected Fruits

9 Jun 2020

One of the distinctive characteristic of being human is our desire to mark moments in life. Birthdays, weddings, funerals; we create rituals all over the place to manage change. Universities are particularly good at establishing rituals. Think of freshers' week, the new trend of photographing...

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Rach's Reflection: A People in Exile

28 Apr 2020

If you've attended my “How to Run a Workshop” workshop, you’ll know how much I love the phrase “I Wonder?”. I use it often to start questions; I find it helps to open the mind.  

I learnt to wonder myself through Godly Play, a method of exploring God's word through interactive play. Just...

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Affording Dignity in Death: The Unsung Heroes of COVID-19

16 Apr 2020

I work for SCM four days a week as the Church and Community Fundraiser. I love getting to talk to so many different people and hearing their stories about how the movement has impacted their life. However, working part-time also leaves me with one day a week to do something else! I like to keep...

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A Shout Out to Chaplaincy

8 Apr 2020

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

“I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” - 2 Corinthians 6:16 (NKJV)

Day 3 in the Big...

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Be still

6 Apr 2020

I don’t know about anybody else, but I am terrible at being still. Whilst my body may revere anything vaguely resembling exercise, my brain is never quiet. My head is constantly filled with ever changing thoughts: from things I’ve done, to things I want to do, to intricate theories about my...

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130th Anniversary Celebration Sermon

18 Mar 2020
I should probably start with my story of how I first came across SCM. I was a first-year undergraduate at the University of Bristol and I became aware of an SCM conference at Wick Court, entitled “Whose Side are You On?” The theme appealed to me, because (typically) I had a lot of questions...
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A Day in the Life

18 Mar 2020

When I first started at SCM, I wrote regular blogs about what I was getting up to. As we got more and more regional development workers, we decided to move away from this in order to avoid things feeling repetitious and switched to more reflective blogs. (You can still catch up with what all of...

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What Known By Name Meant For Me: Emily's Testimony.

11 Mar 2020

This was orginially shared by Emily Sanderson in the Sunday morning worship at Known By Name. 

When deciding what church and group I wanted to be part of at University, I wanted a group that was LGBTQ+ inclusive, as although I’m not a member of that community, the people closest...

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What Known By Name Meant For Me: Jack's Testimony.

10 Mar 2020

This was orginially shared by Jack Woodruff in the Sunday morning worship at Known By Name. 

Despite the lack of sleep and early mornings known by name has been such a spiritually energising expereince so far. 

Right now we are all part of a community, a group of...

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