Chaplaincy works with various groups, some student-led, others led by one of the chaplains:
Student-led, the prayer group is born out of the Kintbury experience and meets once a week in the Chaplaincy base or the chapel. Prayer times use scripture, discussion, contemporary music, activities, and personal reflection.
Our picture above right shows the Chaplaincy prayer group succeeding in their Easter egg hunt.
The Gospel Choir is a vibrant and popular group that meets one lunch-time a week in the chapel to play and learn old and new worship songs. Gathering together talented musicians and singers from within the student body, the group sometimes perform at college acts of worship.
A large group of students meet once a week at the Christian Union, led by a core team of students and attended by one of the chaplains. Meetings include discussions, testimonies and talks given by the core team.
Justice & Peace
Previous groups have met weekly to discuss relevant issues and possible action that could be taken by the group and the college, which has included:
- raising hundreds of pounds in response to world disasters
- lobbying Parliament for Trade Justice
- raising awareness of intolerance and genocide.
Our picture shows a Chaplaincy visit to a Holocaust exhibition.
The poetry group meets once a week in the Chaplaincy base. Students bring along to share and discuss both their own poetry and prose, or favourite poems written by well known poets.
Christian meditation is provided as an enrichment by one of the chaplains, and gives the opportunity to try many different ways of praying through using materials, art, labyrinths, your body and your imagination.