Oxford Road in Manchester is often bustling with building contractors but the summer months seems to be busier that usual as the Universities take advantage of this quiet time of year. We’ve been having some work done on SPH, If you walk past you’ll see new signage that matches our new look and inside the walls are being torn down. A colleague commented to me a few days ago that I don’t like walls. I don’t. I don’t like divisions between people and more than anything a Chaplaincy is a place of no walls and no barriers. A place where ‘Everything is Connected’
Over the next month more work will be happening so that by the start of term we’ll have a building that is getting closer to being fit for purpose. We’ll have a new team starting including a new chaplain, a new Development & Engagement Director and three/four student chaplaincy assistants.
A new programme will launch with a variety of activities, a wholeness programme, a new cafe will start later in the term, there will be regular prayer and much much more. We hope that through these activities and people we will tear down the walls so that friendships form across faiths, cultures and traditions. Our strap line is “Everything is Connected’and by tearing down the walls we hope that you see how committed we are to connecting with the University Communities and facilitating connections between others that serve the common good.