Thursday, 30 June 2022

Chaplaincy News - July/August 2022

A proud and heartfelt
to all those students who are graduating this summer. I look forward to celebrating with you.


Moving out of your Uni Accommodation?

Got kitchen items, bedding, clothing, stationery or books you no longer want or need?

Why not donate these to our campus Bargain Corner which will benefit new students arriving in September.

Contact the Medway Campus Chaplain to arrange delivery or collection.



Our self-worth encompasses the things we think, feel and believe about ourselves.

View video:

Take Ten - Self Worth

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Take Ten - Self Worth

View video:

Our self-worth essentially concerns what we think, feel or believe about ourselves. The truth is this    YOU are the only one who can truly determine your self-worth. What others think about you  -  your appearance, your grades, your social status is quite simply this  -  THEIR OPINION. 

Thursday, 23 June 2022

On a personal note ...

I have just had six wonderful days leave as my Dad, brother (Tony) and sis-in-law (Sarah) were visiting.  We really lucked out with the weather 😀

Saturday was spent at Ightham Mote, a beautiful National Trust location about 40 minutes from where I live.


Tony fed the ducks some of our picnic.

Sunday was Father's Day so, after church, Sarah and I made a lovely chicken roast followed by rhubarb and apple crumble (well, actually, I think Sarah did most of the work)I would've taken a photo of the roast but we were all hungry and finished off every morsel before I thought about it 🤣🤣🤣
In the evening, T&S and I went to see Top Gun: Maverick.

Monday was another lovely day. We went to Canterbury, including Choral Evensong at the cathedral.  Cannot fault the attention and care we received on the trains to make things easier for dad 👍

On Tuesday, T&S went off the Sissinghurst Castle; while I took Dad to visit his sister and husband in Southend-on-Sea.
A trip to the seaside simply MUST include icecream!!!

Unfortunately, my wee holiday ended with me testing positive for covid; I'm hoping & 🙏🙏🙏 that my family stay clear.

Monday, 6 June 2022

How did you spend the Jubilee weekend?

Hope you all had a great four-day break for the Jubilee weekend 😀  I know there were many activities happening all around Medway, in fact nation wide.  

If you'd like to share a photo and a paragraph of what you did it would be great to hear from you and include something in this blog post.

ME???  Well, I spent Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th at the Big Church Festival in West Sussex, along with about 40,000 other people.  This is a Christian music festival with five different stages, offering an eclectic taste in music genre; plus a worship venue, prayer tree, and numerous book and craft stalls, etc.

I camped for the three nights ... yes, me, camping!!! Certainly not my favourite thing BUT  ...  I was with great friends (Chris, Paul & Simon), listening to great music (Casting Crowns, Rend Collective and The Abrams), eating loads of great food, enjoying some lovely sunshine, enduring some rain & cold, and engaging in reduced hygiene practices for the weekend!

The cream tea, after setting up the tent, was my attempt at making camping more appealing 😀😀

This was the great weather we set up in, before going off to explore the site.

On the whole the weather was kind to us and we certainly didn't get the thunder storms that had been forecast. We managed to get most things to the cars in the dry and it was only drizzling slightly for packing up the tent. I'm really not sure what I'm supervising here, the guys definitely had it all covered 👍
Despite my lack of camping prowess
I have already agreed to go again
next year!!!

So, why not tell me what you did??

Olukunbi and her daughter Ni enjoyed a great day out at the Dickens Festival 😀😀

Dominika sent me this great photo and video from the traditional bun throwing which took place in Abingdon on June 5th. This event happens every time there is a royal celebration. The city councillors throw hundreds of buns from the city hall tower. All a little bizarre but lots of fun and people were surprisingly good at catching so there was very little waste. Check out the video: