For Times Like These

For Times Like These

The University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy Blog

Pilgrimage on the Margins: Sharing Stories ‘As we are approaching Interfaith Week Scotland which focuses on storytelling, allow me to share some stories,’ writes Associate Chaplain Urzula Glienecke.   The man in the silk suit Alex had been a leading manager of a large company, a high flyer and successful. Then the financial crisis came […]

When I go cycling down to St Abbs, I pass a farm with a board outside saying ‘Growing great vegetables’ and I feel admiration and envy! I want a strapline like that for the Chaplaincy: no nonsense, say it like it is, state what you do. But I can’t think of one! We do have […]

The Chaplaincy Common Room is a warm space with tables, chairs and sofas, open 9.30am-4pm daily Monday to Friday for all students and staff. You can come and study, meet friends, or eat your lunch, and help yourself to tea and coffee. Associate Chaplain Geoffrey Baines was so inspired by it, he wrote a prose […]

It’s Welcome Week!   And so much is new: the semester, the academic year, maybe even a new degree. There is a new monarch on the throne, and a new Prime Minister in Downing Street. The blackberries are fading now, but colour is on its way to the trees, and the lawns have greened once […]

This blog began in 2020, to help us navigate COVID lockdowns and meltdowns, and raise our spirits. We wrote about working wisely with fear and worry, finding vision and purpose amidst uncertain futures, what cycling teaches us about life, the perils of Zoom fatigue, and the practice of gratitude – even in the midst of […]


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