Sponsored Summer Pilgrimage – 5 September 2020

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The French novelist Stendhal suggested that human intelligence dropped by a quarter as soon as one set foot in England. A foul and outrageous falsehood, of course, but he followed this remark but admitting, no doubt grudgingly, that “nothing in the world is as beautiful, as fine, as moving as the English countryside.” Clods we may be, but clods who stroll through green, rolling luxuriance, tinted with primrose and iris, anemone and stinking hellebore, fussed about with butterflies. In spite of French opinion, this summer the truly intelligent will join St Augustine’s for our ‘Butterflies…

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New on-line audio course – Windows of Hope

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15.13 Is hope a way of escaping reality, or a way of facing it creatively? Is hope a feeling, or an activity? How are we invited to cooperate with the God of hope in the remaking of our society and the reshaping of our lives? St. Augustine’s College of Theology is offering three perspectives on hope led by Chris Chapman, Eddie Howells and Gemma Simmonds Each…

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Meet the Chair of Trustees (and alumni): Jonathan

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The Revd Jonathan Croucher is Vicar at Christ Church Gipsy Hill in London, and Area Dean of Lambeth South in the Diocese of Southwark. He has been on the Board of Trustees for St Augustine’s College of Theology since 2013, and is the current Chair. We talked to him about his role. My career began in the law, and I became partner specialising in employment law in the City law firm which I joined after graduating from University. I’d been exploring my call to ordained ministry since I was 18, though, and in 2000 went…

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