SCM's blog

Coming Home to Chaplaincy

Alice reflects on how chaplaincy became her home whilst at university.

Finding Faith through Chaplaincy

Annika shares her story of finding faith through her university chaplaincy, chapel choir, and Christian Union.

Bursaries announced for the Bonhoeffer Congress 2020!

Announcing Project Bonhoeffer's bursaries for the International Bonhoeffer Society’s Bonhoeffer Congress 2020!

The Hospitality of Chaplaincy

Ellen's experience of university chaplaincy was one of hopsitality and community. 

The Breathing Sacrament of Chaplaincy

Shanika shares the story of how two chaplains in particular changed her life whilst at university.

CN: references psychosis, suicide/suicide attempt, trauma. 

Be Excessively Gentle With Yourself

A couple of months ago I led my local SCM group in an evening about stress. We closed the workshop by listening to A Blessing For One Who Is Exhausted from John O’Donohue’s Benedictus. In this blog I’m using some of those same words to think about stress and faith.

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic,

Time takes on the strain until it breaks;

Then all the unattended stress falls in

On the mind like an endless, increasing weight.

Hit Pause

Life can be stressful, but what do we do when we reach unhealthy levels of stress? Kerry offers some sage advice. 

The Time Is Now

The time is now:
we have extraordinary social power, if only we are willing to use it.

‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it; the world, and those who live in it’.

(Psalm 24:1)

Easter Journeys

Lent is one of my favourite times of year. I’ve used it to challenge myself for a long time now, often with impacts that last; five years ago I gave up meat for Lent and I’m still a vegetarian now! I love the notion of the journey towards Easter, and lent is a great time to try and get away and go on a literal or metaphorical journey.  

What we're looking forward to at Greenbelt 2019: Wit and Wisdom

Greenbelt have recently released their first festival line up announcement for Wit and Wisdom, and we're really excited about who will be there! Members of General Council and the staff team have picked out their must-see speakers and music acts: