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We are the Chaplaincy to the University of South Wales

February is LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month. Even the name is controversial. We used to talk just about “gay people” and “gay history”, but in recent years there is a growing recognition that human sexuality takes many different forms. To assume that … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January

Once again we will be observing this day at the Meeting House. The Forum will be open from 11 am to 3 pm with an opportunity to reflect quietly, look at some pictures, and light a candle. Why are we … Continue reading

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Food bank reliance in the UK triples

A recent study by Oxfam and Church Action on Poverty says that more than half a million UK people may rely on food banks, three times as many in 2012 as in the previous year. It sites benefit cuts, unemployment … Continue reading

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HCF Prayers October 2013

As you come to pray you may like to read Matthew 25:31-46. This is a difficult passage for many of us. For some it’s difficult because it talks about judgement, about separating the sheep from the goats, and we don’t … Continue reading

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HCF Prayers September 2013

Jesus wept,             and in his weeping                         he joined himself forever                         to those who mourn.             He stands now throughout all time,                         this Jesus weeping                                     with his arms about the weeping ones:             ‘Blessed are those … Continue reading

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Health Care Prayers, July 2013

 What shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword…?  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am … Continue reading

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Health Care Prayers June 2013

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; … Continue reading

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So you thought slavery was a thing of the past?

The issue of human trafficking was dealt with at a very enlightening evening at the Meeting House on Wednesday evening. Hatty Hodgson, of the West Midlands Anti Human Trafficking Network  was the Key Speaker. Many thousands of people in the … Continue reading

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Health Care Fellowship Prayers, May 2013

Begin by reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. ‘A time to be born and a time to die…’ Christians often say they’re not afraid of death, rather it’s the process of dying that they are anxious about. As Health care professionals we walk … Continue reading

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Health Care Prayers March 2013

You may like to begin by reading Luke 5:17-25, and reflecting again on the authority of Jesus and on the multi-faceted nature of the healing Christ brings to people. In the light of that passage we pray: for Christians working … Continue reading

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