Reflections and Stories

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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Tread carefully: Diet Culture and Lent

24 Feb 2020

Before I begin, I want to be clear that I am not actually a Christian. I am, at best, Christian-adjacent, by which I mean that my partner is a committed Christian, and I am the token atheist at church events sometimes. And this part of the liturgical year, up to and including Holy Week, is my...

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A Faith That Accommodates The Mess

18 Feb 2020

I am so thankful for SCM, because it has made me the Christian I am today.  I feel certain that without SCM, the friends I made, the events I attended and the resources I used, my faith would be very different.

SCM helped me to integrate life and faith.  To live life with a Bible in one...

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The God Who Chose To Make Us

12 Feb 2020

A few weeks ago, I was sat talking to a friend, feeling uncertain about what path my future was going to take. I was worried about many things; what the best choices to make would be, how best to honour God in my life, and many smaller worries. The friend turned to me and told me that I would be...

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My Favourite LGBT+ Ally

12 Feb 2020

Fr. James Martin SJ//

LGBTQ+ Roman Catholics have long been a thorny issue for the Catholic Church. Though it theoretically upholds that we “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity" and "every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided” (see...

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Humans Of The Movement - Alex//

5 Feb 2020

I’m 21 and I come from a village near Southampton. Now I’m training in London as a classical singer. The first queer person I met was at sixth form when I was 16. It took me a painfully long time to come out, but she was the best listener and she helped me start to unbind myself. Church-wise I...

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