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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 Henry, Gareth 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the Chaplain on email@example.com.
The Chaplaincy Team
Here is a brief introduction to the members of our 2013/14 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 I am Kate! I have recently joined the Chaplaincy team . I trained and worked firstly as a Primary school teacher. My previous job was as a Tutor and Supervisor at Boston Citizens Advice Bureau. I have four sons ranging in age from 19 to 30 and have lots of experience of university from the parental and student side! I am looking forward to meeting and working alongside you all. Please come and have a cuppa and chat –biscuits provided free of charge!! I am usually based in the Chaplaincy office in the Student Union building – upstairs!"
"Hello, my name is Elizabeth but everybody calls me Lizzie. Within the chaplaincy team I focus on community development and support. I am currently a third 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."
"Hello, I am Henry, a third year English and Education student and a member of the Chaplaincy team. I am also the Chair of the Student council, so if you have any issues or any concerns please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am a fan of all types of music, especially Muse(!) and I am a member of Bishop Grosseteste’s choirs. My tip to all students: Get involved and have fun! I look forward to meeting you all!"
"My name is Gareth and I am the member of the chaplaincy team for Faith and Spirituality as well as being a second year Theology and Ethics in Society student. I am very keen on quizzing, baking and am fairly partial to a real ale. Having been a Beaver, Cub, Scout and an Explorer, I now find myself as a Cub Scout Leader and a member of the Scout Network."