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Chaplaincy at BG
Bishop Grosseteste University welcomes students of all faiths and none.
As a Church of England University, it funds its own full time ordained Anglican Chaplain, an Administrator and 3 student workers (presently Ruth, Ross and Lizzie) who each give a few hours each week to complement the team!
We communicate via email, printed programme leaflets and posters and also the Chaplaincy Workers keep a Facebook page and Twitter account updated with our regular programme of activities, inviting you to come and join in the fun!.
If you want to make contact with/leave a message for the Chaplaincy Team, for any reason, please email email@example.com or the Chaplain on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a brief introduction to the members of our 2012/2013 team:
"I am Peter. I'm a Priest ordained in the Church of England. I served in parish ministry in the diocese of Worcester (in Pershore and Dudley) before becoming a parish priest in Wednesbury and Rural Dean of West Bromwich. I then moved into school chaplaincy and became the full time residential chaplain and Head of Religious Studies at Abbots Bromley School in Staffordshire. I've been a pretty fanatical Open University student for nearly fifteen years and I have a research specialism in the ideas of the philosopher Slavoj Žižek and the weird and wonderful fiction of the 18th century clergyman, Laurence Sterne (if you want a flavour of his stuff, watch A Cock and Bull Story starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon which is an attempt to make a movie out of Tristram Shandy - I was consulted about how to do the baptisms in that film!)."
"Hello there, I'm Ross, and I am a third year Education Studies and Theology student. This has given me knowledge into different theories of Education, and the vast number of theological ideas out there. It has also given me the opportunity to work in schools and other educational outlets. My interests include reading, socialising with friends, and listening to music. Over the summer, I have been doing quite a lot of children's work for an organisation called New Wine working with the 5 to 7 year old sector and giving guidance and advice to the leaders of these children, something which I have done for the past 5 years now and really enjoy doing. In the future, I believe I am called into ordained ministry, and so being a student chaplaincy worker will give me a broad insight as to what I will be expected to do in my future vocation. Having been appointed as Chaplaincy Worker with a focus on Faith and Spirituality I will be leading a couple of discussion group for students on campus this coming academic year over the period of Lent, as well as the PAWS (Pizza and Worship on Sunday) services."
"Hello, I'm Ruth and I am third year Heritage Studies student. Since starting university I have become a member of the STAMP programme - a student ambassador, promoting the University to prospective students and others on Open Days and recruitment events, and have also been my course representative. Having become involved in a range of Chaplaincy activities in my first year I was appointed as Student Chaplaincy Worker with a focus on Companionship and Hospitality in my second year. When I graduate in the summer I am hoping to get a job in events management within the heritage sector."
"Hello, my name is Elizabeth but everybody calls me Lizzie. I am the newest member of the chaplaincy team, but what I lack in experience I make up for with enthusiasm. Within the chaplaincy team I focus on community development and support. I am currently a second year English Literature student and I'm enjoying the course greatly as I am an avid reader of pretty much everything from Jane Austen to the back of milk bottles. At BG I am part of the University Choir and the Chapel choir where we sing at services in BG's chapel and Lincoln Cathedral. When I'm not studying or working with chaplaincy I love playing the piano, reading and baking, though sadly not very well! As my mother is a childminder, at home much of my time is spent helping her reading stories, going on nature walks and doing crafts with children, so I try and bring as much of this experience to chaplaincy as I can."