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The Paraclete

The Paraclete

The Christian festival of Pentecost falls this week and Hannah Stone, our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, considers this richly resonant event in the life of the church, focusing on how we can interpret comfort and support: the sense of being alongside.  ...

The meaning is in the waiting

The meaning is in the waiting

Hannah Stone, our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, asks how do we contain ourselves when waiting and considers the practice of mindfulness, of being 'in the moment', as a means to finding peace in the small things of the here and now.   Last week, we waited...

Dwell Time

Dwell Time

Our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, Hannah Stone, reflects on time in lockdown as a period we share with all on the same journey, asking us to consider if we have commodified time:   We hear some talk today about how much more time we have in lockdown, and...

Keeping count

Keeping count

Hannah Stone, our new Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, writes:   In the daily 5pm briefing from number 10, the numbers of people who have died from CV19 is given as one of many statistics. Recently, deaths taking place in care homes and other community...

The home as sacred space in lockdown

The home as sacred space in lockdown

Jane de Gay, Professor of English Literature at Leeds Trinity University and Associate Priest at St Martin Potternewton, has been giving thought to the question of how to maintain a sense of sacred space for worship during the lockdown. In seeking historical...

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