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Posts by Ben Edson

‘The Well’ – Tackling covid-crises on and around our campus community

You know Milk & Honey café? Non-profit, veggie, volunteer-run café; all big-heart-and-dreams, eco-goals, excellent coffee and cosy corners… Well, things look a little different round here right now, but we’ve gone nowhere. You can’t put a closed sign on a vision like this…. Like the rest of the world, covid-19 caught us out… but then…

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…not OK

“…not OK”. How simple and little… but how very hard it is to say these words. ‘Normal Life’, dressed up in its busyness and schedules, left little time for random fears, sudden teary-ness or introspection. But time stretches now like elastic… longer and longer, endlessly going in circles some days and then – ping! –…

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Kindness

We’re quite a few weeks into lockdown now and we wonder how you are?  How is your wellbeing and if you’re a person of faith,  how is this time shaping your faith?  There are stories in the Holy Books of people taking time out, of slowing down and reflecting – sometimes it’s forced and at…

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How lonely…

‘How lonely sits the city that once was full of people!’ and so starts the book of Lamentations.  It’s a book of displacement, exile and anguish as an ancient people lament the loss of a city. Jerusalem was razed, the temple was destroyed and the people taken into slavery.  It’s a book of loss and one that…

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With heavy hearts…. We’re closed.

We massively wanted to keep the doors open. We are a place that aims to bring people together, but we can’t whilst it isn’t safe to do that. And so – whilst the Coronavirus risk is high – we have decided to close for the foreseeable future We’re not sure what chaplaincy looks like to…

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Yoga For the Healing Journey

The Wholeness programme at St Peter’s House encompasses and explores the fullness of life. We believe that everything belongs within the human journey – all experiences take their place within the great tapestry of living, and we don’t hide from the painful truths and hard realities. Living with chronic pain, fatigue or stress can drain…

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Statement from the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy

Statement from the Multi-faith Chaplaincy Team of The Universities of Manchester The crimes that have come to light today are profoundly shocking.  Crimes that have been committed against the students and the people of Manchester by a person who was once a student here. Words can never sufficiently express the pain caused by crimes like…

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New Programme!

It’s a new semester so that means it’s a new programme, and we do have to say that we have a beauty for you. There’s the usual favourites such as Bee Keeping, Yoga Breakfast and Cook School and alongside these classics there are some fresh new ideas too.  How about you give our new Night…

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International Women’s Day: The Importance of Being Awkward

“It’s a lady postman!” chirped my 7-year-old daughter the other day. A lady post man…. Feminist parenting fail. “You mean a postwoman,” I explained, “I think…or maybe a postperson?” She screwed up her face, “Nope, that sounds weird!” She’s right, of course. It is weird. Its awkward and clunky – and far from rolling off…

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