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Minister Spotlight: Annie Blampied on Quietude Training

Minister Spotlight: Annie Blampied on Quietude Training

I have been an interfaith minister since 2004, and busy with lots of related roles since then, including a variety of roles as a chaplain, in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices. I have accompanied many people on their journey across the threshold of death and...

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Student Spotlight: Carl Denton

Student Spotlight: Carl Denton

Recently, Carl was invited by the 617 Dambuster squadron chaplain, Gordon Craig, to attend their anniversary memorial. Gordon has been very supportive of Carl’s journey within the ministry and wanted to show him how a memorial service was conducted. We caught up with...

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Biodanza Classes with Claire Pierce

Biodanza Classes with Claire Pierce

In August 2016 I attended a Summer Festival which had lots of taster workshops on offer. One of those workshops was Biodanza. At the time I knew nothing about Biodanza, only that it was dance related. I thought I would give it a try as I love dancing.  After my...

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Sarah’s Story: The Camino to COP Part One – Gathering

Sarah’s Story: The Camino to COP Part One – Gathering

Sarah’s Story: The Camino to COP Part One – ‘Gathering’ by Sarah McDonald Tomorrow, on Thursday 9th September, I’m going to start walking to Glasgow.  I will go to the Cathedral in the centre of Bristol, with my banners and my boots, my blister plasters and my...

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Saint Teresa of Avila as an Interspiritual Mystic

Saint Teresa of Avila as an Interspiritual Mystic

A Summary of a OneSpirit Interfaith Worship Service Address, by Rev Jenny Miller Teresa of Avila’s ‘epic life’ inspired George Elliot’s book Middlemarch, and even Florence Nightingale described Teresa as ‘the most active of the...

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The Exhilaration of Online Ministry

The Exhilaration of Online Ministry

By Patricia Higgins In being asked to write about Online Memorial Services, I first wanted to address the wider question of Ministry Online. Like many newly ordained OneSpirit Interfaith Ministers, I wondered about ‘where to now?’ post-ordination.  To whom do I...

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Compassionate Confessions

Compassionate Confessions

“Sometimes the best thing we can do … is talk honestly about being wrong.” – Nadia Bolz-Weber Some of you may be familiar with the American Lutheran Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber. I have been fortunate enough to hear her speak in Scotland in 2016 in Edinburgh and...

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What Is Your ‘Must’?

What Is Your ‘Must’?

‘Like a fiery comet, Florence Nightingale streaked across the skies of 19th century England and transformed the world with her passage… We know Nightingale best as the founder of modern secular nursing, but that is only one-side of her many-faceted life....

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Sacred Activism – Making A Difference in the World?

Sacred Activism – Making A Difference in the World?

By Sarah MacDonald Here we come, walking the Rebel Trail along the line of HS2 carrying flags printed with squirrels, leaves, woodland creatures. Fine and light, they catch the wind and ripple like waves, making the squirrels dance and run. When we come to a town, we...

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