Coronavirus and Holding It All Together

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By Chris Chapman, Tutor in Christian Spirituality   Coranavirus has come amongst us, and we are in a state of shock. For a moment we feel we have adjusted, but then another news item, a further restriction on movement, or the realization of just how much change we are dealing with sweeps us off our feet again. How do you adjust when what you are adjusting to keeps moving? It reminds me of going swimming in Whitstable, close to where I live. I feel comfortable swimming just so far out, so though I have freedom…

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Live Streaming on Facebook

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We are now streaming morning prayer (9am) and Compline (9pm) and a Midday Meditation from Malling each day during the Corona Virus pandemic, which has forced the closure of the College buildings at both West Malling and Southwark – all teaching has gone online.  Please do join us at on our Facebook page we’d love to see you there

Still Welcoming Your Enquiries

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If you have an interest in St Augustine’s, considering a programme of study here, or if your Director of Ordinands has encouraged you to check us out, please don’t hesitate to contact us. In the interests of our health and yours, we have moved our classes and other contacts online until COVID-19 is no longer a danger. In place of face-to-face contact, we shall arrange meetings online via FaceTime or Skype, give you an opportunity to experience an online class, as well as access online videos, etc., and also speak to current students over the…

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Paula Gooder at St Augustine’s, 17th October 2020

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We are pleased to announce that Paula Gooder, Canon Chancellor at St Paul’s Cathedral, has agreed to give an address at our next celebration of awards event. Furthermore, we have changed the format of this annual event, seeking to make it attractive to the whole College community – including new and continuing students as well as recent graduates, and indeed staff. In addition to the handing out of certificates to graduates, future events will feature an address by a senior speaker, a formal welcome by the Principal to all newly arrived students and will close…

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I’m back!

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Welcome to the new term and the beginning of 2020. My sabbatical has ended and I am no longer a hallucination: the man you saw who wasn’t there. Returning to my fully embodied state feels pretty good and I’m looking forward to meeting those I haven’t met and catching up with everyone else. I’ve spent the past few months writing about evil and trying to calm the boisterous heart of a new family member. Albert is a fawn Great Dane that I hope you’ll get to meet sooner or later. Like all Great Danes, Albert…

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New MA Module: Spiritual Direction

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This is a new MA module at St Augustine’s, which will aim at deepening the understanding of spiritual direction (rather than training spiritual directors as such). It is intended for those new to and interested in this form of ministry as well as for existing spiritual directors. The former will undertake the module as a ‘taster’, whereas those trained and already working as directors will take the module to deepen their knowledge and experience of spiritual direction. NB: this module was originally scheduled for the Summer Term, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic has been…

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Archdeacon Liz and Bishop Curry talking about Black Experience

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Earlier this month, the St Paul’s Institute hosted a conversation between Bishop Michael B. Curry (USA) and Archdeacon Liz, Honorary Fellow of St Augustine’s, entitled ‘The Experience of Black People in the US and the UK: Looking back and looking forward’. The event was attended by a number of St Augustine’s students, but now a video of the conversation is available for all to watch below (courtesy of the St Paul’s Institute).

Appointment New Tutor

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Natasha Klukach as a new full-time College tutor. Natasha is a lay theologian with an academic and professional background in ecclesiology, contextual theology, and ecumenism. She has worked previously in the Anglican Church of Canada, the United Church of Canada, and the University of Toronto. Most recently she spent over six years as a theologian for the World Council of Churches, where her brief involved deepening the relations with and between its member organisations. Natasha is currently in the final stages of doctoral studies at King’s College,…

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Graduation Service – St James’s, Bermondsey

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On Saturday 19th October, St Augustine’s College of Theology held its annual graduation service at St James’s, Bermondsey. The event celebrated the academic awards achieved by those who recently completed their programmes of study and training: independent students as well as Readers, newly ordained deacons, and curates. Bishop Karowei, Honorary Fellow of the College, preached during the service on the College’s motto – ‘What we shall be is yet to be revealed’ (1 John 3:2) – before handing out the certificates to the graduates. Revd Jonathan Croucher, Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees, spoke…

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Taster Fridays….

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You can attend all or part of these Friday teaching days at West Malling, sitting in on classes, meeting with staff, attending chapel worship, and chatting with students over lunch.  This is a great way of getting a feel for what we do and for how you might flourish at the college.  Interested?  Please contact the offic 01732 252 656.