Date: February 23, 2021
Silence descends on the campus today. It is a pause – a moment away from the email, social media, papers, and reading. Instead you settle in for some time with Almighty God to listen, heed, and pray.
This is a difficult season. It is well known that with the shorter day, less sunshine, many human lives feel a certain heaviness. Add to this the pandemic, it is not surprising that depression and unhappiness are widespread. So, this day is important. This is our window where we release our anxiety and unhappiness and allow God to remind ourselves afresh that we loved by God: we have a heavenly companion in this difficult time.
I am pleased to announce that we will be resuming the “field Eucharist” on Thursday 25th. Starting at 12 noon, regardless of the weather, I will stand in the Chapel Garden ready to distribute the Eucharist to all. If we have significant numbers, we may ask some to wait for the second sitting at 12.30pm (which is also a perfect time for those doing Contemporary Witness of the Church to come). Please let us see this opportunity to be fed again with the Eucharist as a small sign of hope of a future that will be better.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President