Reflections from the Chair - January

19th January 2021

Watch this reflection here:   How are you doing?  ‘OK-ish’.  I sense that is where most of us are, at best, nearer to the surviving than the thriving end of the spectrum.    We continue to live in extraordinary times and I continue to be in ...

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Reflections from the Chair - December

7th December 2020

Watch this reflection here:     O come, O come, thou living word, And pierce our hearts with healing sword, From God’s own mouth proceeding far To Lance the fest’ring wounds of war. Rejoice! Rejoice!  To mend our strife shall come in flesh the G...

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News from Taize November 2020

16th November 2020

Dear We hope you are well! Over the half-term holiday at the end of October we were able to welcome groups of French teenagers in 3 successive 4-day "sessions". The constraints were considerable: masks had to be worn inside and outside, by all. Groups had to eat their meals among themselves in their own designa...

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Reflections from the Chair - November

10th November 2020

It feels fragile and tenuous at the moment, and yet I believe that for all that this is new and scary, we do none the less live in precedented times.  There have been pandemics and plagues, wars and disasters; and it was fragile and scary, to put it mildly, on the cross.    As I run through th...

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A Chaplain's Experience - Joys and Challenges of the first half term.

28th October 2020

2020 has been an extraordinary year. Returning to a new school year, following a lockdown of months was new to us all. The new school year has (and continues to) present an unprecedented number of new and ever-changing rules. We know that Chaplains across the UK are working incredibly hard to make sense of this...

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Reflections from the Chair

26th October 2020

Reflections from the chair...   I do occasionally leave the world of Chaplaincy, and on one such pastoral visit to a rural group of parishes I asked the Vicar what they had heard from God through lockdown.  He offered three thoughts...   How important the community was, both the wider vi...

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Missional Youth Church Network (MYCN)

21st October 2020  

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Newsletter 25th August 2020

25th August 2020

  Greetings! In our last email we talked about the searing heat, this time we are faced with pouring rain. How very traditional of a British Summer!We all hope you are able to enjoy the final days of your summer break as turn your attentions to returning to school/college in September. As...

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Theos July Newsletter

8th July 2020

  Welcome to the July newsletter from Theos. We are delighted to have launched two reports in the last month. The most recent, Religious London, featured in The Guardian, The Times, The Spectator, and The Independent and was launched with a lively online panel event you can watch back here.&...

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Latest Governmental guidance on protective measures for out of school settings during the Covid-19 outbreak

6th July 2020

  Latest Government information for groups and holiday clubs   Dear all,Please find the latest guidance from the Government on protective measures for out of school settings during the Covid-19 outbreak

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Newsletter 18th June 2020

18th June 2020

  Dear Friends, I continue to be so encouraged and inspired by you. Wherever I connect with school and college chaplains, the stories you tell me of how schools and colleges have been impacted by your ministry are truly amazing and challenging. It is such a pleasure and privilege to be part of your journ...

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CVE Scotland latest newsletter

18th June 2020

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Newsletter 3rd June 2020

3rd June 2020

  Dear Friends, Support and Resources: It was fantastic that so many chaplains (well over 50) joined us for the #Faithathome gathering on May 19th. The next ‘gathering’ under the #Faithathome umbrella will be on Tuesday 16th June (10.30-12.00) where we will be considering the topic of &lsquo...

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Newsletter 18th May 2020

18th May 2020

    Dear Friends, I think it has dawned on all of us in the past few days that we are now nearing the end of a two months which has seen all of our lives change suddenly and drastically. The beginning of a shift in the restrictions has certainly brought with it a resurgence of angst amongst many, a...

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Newsletter 4th May 2020

4th May 2020

  Dear Friends It has been a very wonderful experience in the past few weeks to be able to engage with many of you more individually through our Prayer Room and also our Friday Coffee and Cake.  You have been a source of encouragement to me through these events and I trust that you have all found su...

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News from Taize April 2020

30th April 2020

  Dear All,I hope you are well!So many people have written over the last two weeks, thanking for the online evening prayer, it has surprised us. When Ellen wrote yesterday from Shetland, "Joining with you all each day really has become such a life-giving thing in these very strange times...", I thought ...

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Newsletter April 2020

20th April 2020


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Friday Coffee 'n' Cake (bring your own!) for Chaplains in Schools and Colleges

20th April 2020

From this Friday (24th April) and every Friday for the foreseeable future, I will be hosting a ‘coffee and cake’ hour on Zoom, for all chaplains in schools and colleges. Come and join me and others, (sorry you will need to bring your own coffee and cake!) and let’s have a chat about what&rsq...

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Easter Newsletter

6th April 2020

  Dear Members of CCE, At this time of turmoil in the world, of social isolation and distancing please know that you have been and are in our prayers each day. Jesus said: ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled,...

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Online Prayer Room using Zoom 23rd to 29th March

27th March 2020

You will need to register with Zoom if you have not already done so. This is very easy at Maggie Everett is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Prayer room for education chaplainsEvery day at 8.30 am      Meeting ID: 25...

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February 2020 Newsletter

14th February 2020

Dear all, Welcome to our third email. I hope that this new year and indeed decade, has begun with many positives and is proving to be a great ‘new’ beginning. Beginnings (and resolutions at the start!) are often challenging. They involve some kind of change and many of us find change difficult. ...

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Some News from Taize January 2020

9th January 2020

Dear All,I spent most of last year in Cape Town, South Africa. The meeting there in September saw young people being welcomed by others across the racial, economic and denominational lines which divide the population. In that respect it was quite remarkable. The time I spent in Cape Town, much of it among mater...

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December 2019 Newsletter

16th December 2019

Dear All, The past couple of months have probably passed quickly for all of us as we draw nearer to the end of term and the celebration of the birth of our Lord and King. I sincerely hope and pray that you are both encouraged by what has happened this term and, whilst I am sure you are ready for a break, full ...

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Autumn term - welcome email

24th September 2019

Welcome to the first email of the new school year! I trust it finds you well and beginning to get back into the swing and rhythm of school/college life. It was good to meet many of you in person at the National Conference in June. It was a great way for me to start and I was hugely encouraged and excited by th...

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Building better chaplains - new centre launched

25th June 2019

An exciting new initiative, funded by the Jesuits in Britain and the Woodard Trust was launched at the fifth national Chaplains' Conference. The Centre for Chaplaincy in Education is an ecumenical venture to resource and develop Christian chaplaincy in schools and colleges around the country. They intend to off...

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Praying for our Emergency Services

2nd May 2019

It’s just over two years since PC Keith Palmer, a member of the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Group, died from wounds he received during the Palace of Westminster attack. The Sri Lankan Easter Sunday horrors are among the most recent terrorist atrocities. Terrorism is constantly in the news with...

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A visit to the Blue School’s ‘Soul Cafe’

14th February 2019

On Friday, 8th February, Go Team Advisor, Cheryl Govier visited Sarah Curl, the Chaplain at The Blue School, Wells. Cheryl joined Sarah at her recently established Soul Café. Soul Café is a space provided once a month, during lunchtimes, for students to come and drink hot chocolate, eat toast...

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Chaplaincy at Tesco: the obvious place to be

6th February 2019

Revd Nick Buck, Vicar of St Giles Church Lincoln and Chaplain at Tesco store on Wragby Road, Lincoln, talks to Hannah Fletcher of BBC Radio Lincolnshire about his Chaplaincy ministry. You can listen to the programme on the BBC Sounds app, the interview is approximately 35 minutes into the programme. “T...

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