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F rom T he C haplain, Welcome back to College for Trinity Term I hope it s a great one for you all. Here s another great line up of events and services for the term Because of exams. there s a little less going on but you ll still see there s lots to choose from. You may have noticed we re doing more Arts in Chapel See the inside back cover for a. full programme of concerts and don t forget the popular Friday 1 This is all part of. a wider project to raise the profile of the Arts in College We re also starting a Friends. of Music to help resource and develop our Choir and the music we will be offering. in Chapel in the years to come Look out for our forthcoming leaflet that will tell you. more about our music scheme and all we re getting up to and if you have music loving. friends or relatives do pass it on Exciting times ahead. In the mean time enjoy a blessed term and remember that. you re welcome to use the Chapel at any time of day or night. for peace prayer and praise as the term unfolds,On the C over. The cover image is an oil painting by Rory Browne entitled Along the Shore Kelly. Hall Tarn Waterlilies The artist writes, The verse that accompanies this piece is from Psalm 121 I lift my eyes up to the. mountains where does my help come from My help comes from the Lord the maker of. heaven and earth, To some extent lily ponds are redolent of peace and tranquillity Yet in all our lives what is on. the surface is not necessarily representative of what lies beneath We all have our personal. family vocational issues to deal with Life is never straightforward. This view in the Lake District juxtaposes the tranquillity of a small tarn Kelly Hall tarn with. the dramatic vista of old man Coniston in the distance It references this contrast between. life s good times and its challenges It also alludes to the Psalmist s exaltation that God is. always there for us in the tough times as well as the good We need only lift our eyes up to. access his support, I hope that whatever you are dealing with in life you may know God s help and sense the.
tranquillity and peace of the lily pond through this painting. Week by Week,Sunday 4 00 5 15pm Choir Practice Chapel. 5 45 6 50pm Choral Evensong Chapel,Monday Friday 9 00 9 20am Morning Prayer Chapel. Monday 1 00 2 00pm Scriptural Reasoning Harold Wilson Room. Tuesday 5 00 6 00pm Oxford Meditative Groups Harold Wilson Room. 6 15 7 00pm Holy Communion Service Chapel, Wednesday 6 30pm weeks 2 4 6 8 College Christian Union Chapel. 8 00pm weeks 1 3 5 7 OICCU Central Wes Mem,Thursday 6 30 8 00pm Choir Rehearsal Chapel. Friday 1 10 2 00pm Friday 1 Chapel, Sunday Evensong is the main Chapel service of the week for the whole College with beautiful.
music and excellent speakers You are all very welcome whether you are a Christian exploring. your faith or simply want to come to hear the speakers and the music See next page for. speakers and subjects The service starts at 5 45pm unless otherwise specified. Morning Prayer is a time when the Chapel is booked for quiet prayer When a student or. the Chaplain is present to lead it we follow a modern Church of England service praying for all. members of College and the wider world Otherwise all are welcome to make the most of this. meditative time in their own ways using the resources available as a way to start the day well. Scriptural Reasoning SR is a practice of inter faith reading where people of all faiths gather. and reflect on short passages from their scriptures together See page 6 for more information. and the themes for each week, Oxford Mindfulness Groups also known as OMG is an opportunity for students to. experience meditative practices influenced by different faith traditions If you are hurrying from. academic commitments finishing at 5pm you will be able to slip in quietly There will always. be a number of people there so rest assured it will not be intimidatingly intimate The various. traditions and the dates their groups are attending are listed on page 6. Students often speak at Tuesday Holy Communion this service combines sociable joy with a. reflective peace and the message of the Christian Gospel Sherry follows before Formal. The Christian Union meets on Wednesdays Weeks 1 3 5 7 are at Oxford Inter Collegiate. Christian Union Central at Wesley Memorial Church at 8 00pm students from Jesus meet. up at the Mitre at 7 30pm to go along together The College CU meets in weeks 2 4 6 8 in. Chapel at 6 30pm, Friday 1 Josh writes This is an informal performance corner for the creative arts to add some. relaxation to every Friday lunchtime from 1 10pm Get involved with performing by emailing. joshua venables jesus ox ac uk or just turn up to perform or listen each Friday Music poetry. drama spoken word anything else you can think of we d absolutely love to see you. S unday C horal E vensong,Faith Matters,22 April Faith and Science. The Reverend Professor Alister McGrath, Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion. 29 April Forgetting Forgiveness,Professor Alexander McCall Smith.
Novelist Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. 6 May BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION Faith and Courage,The Right Reverend Dr Guli Francis Dehqani. Bishop of Loughborough,13 May Faith and Law,Professor Norman Doe. Director of Centre of Law and Religion in Cardiff University Visiting Fellow at Jesus. 20 May Faith through Freshers Week and Finals,The Chaplain. 27 May Faith in the Trinity,The Reverend Canon Adrian Daffern. Rector of Woodstock and Bladon Assistant Archdeacon of Dorchester. 3 June Faith and Tradition,The Reverend Andrew Moughtin Mumby.
Rector of St Peter s Church Walworth,10 June LEAVERS EVENSONG. The Chaplain,O ther C horal S ervices, The Commemoration of Benefactors and Founders is celebrated with an evening service. on Tuesday of 1st week 24 April this term All Scholars are particularly invited to join the. Fellowship and the Benefactors of today in this important Chapel Service which leads into the. Commemoration Dinner The service will start at 6 15pm. Ascension Day falls forty days after Easter and is the day when the Church remembers. the Ascension of the Risen Christ We celebrate this on Thursday of 3rd week 10 May at. 6 15pm in the Chapel or if you want to enjoy the Ascension in traditional fashion by singing. and prayers from a rooftop 6pm outside the Music Practice Room top of staircase 18. R oman C atholic C haplaincy in C ollege, The Roman Catholic Chaplaincy have a lunchtime Mass in Jesus Chapel on Thursday of 1st. week 26 April at 12 15pm, The College Roman Catholic Mass will be celebrated in Chapel on Monday of 3rd week. 7 May at 6 00pm followed by drinks and formal hall together. F aith P olitics and the P ublic S quare, Former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd now a member of our MCR will be.
speaking for us at a Chaplain s Colloquium on Tuesday of 2nd week 1 May at 8 30pm in the. Ship Street Centre, The Chaplain s Colloquium series touches on issues pertaining to spirituality and faith all faiths. and none in a secular setting After some formal input we break out into the Bastion area. where we can talk to our speaker and one another about what he s made us think about or. just enjoy the cheese and wine On this occasion we ll be having some Australian wine in our. speaker s honour Kosher and non alcoholic provisions will be available. All members of College their guests and friends are welcome. F oods and F estivals,for F aiths and C ultures, Monday 23 April St George s Day National in England. Tuesday 29th May Buddha Day Buddhist Festival,Friday 15th June Eid al Fitr Muslim celebration. at the end of Ramadan, Each term we take account of a few religious or cultural festivals in our dining Some of. the food offered will be associated with these festivals or holy days It s a chance to learn about a. range of religious and cultural festivals and celebrate our diversity Sign up and cost are as usual. The College has decided to celebrate St George s Day just as we celebrated Burns Night and. St David s Day last term so we will have a themed item on our lunch menu on 23 April. Buddha Day is the day when Buddhists celebrate the birth enlightenment and final passing. away of Gautama Buddha We will mark this with table decorations as well as a themed lunch. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which begins in 2018 on 16 May Please be. sensitive to our Muslim members who will be fasting during this time Eid al Fitr is the feast of. fast breaking and since it is the beginning of the new month after Ramadan it depends on the. confirmed sighting of the new moon We will mark this today with a themed item at lunch. O xford M indfulness G roups, Oxford Mindfulness Groups OMG gives students the chance to participate in mindfulness.
sessions hosted by Jesus College in the Harold Wilson Room and led by a variety of different. groups of faith or no faith on Tuesdays at 5 00pm throughout term. 24 April Buddhist Mindfulness Oxford University Buddhist Chaplaincy. 1 May Christian Mindfulness Oxford Franciscan Network. 8 May Sufi Mindfulness Bridging Spiritual Cultures. 15 May Secular Mindfulness Oxford Mindfulness Centre. 22 May Buddhist Mindfulness Oxford University Buddhist Chaplaincy. 29 May Christian Mindfulness Oxford Franciscan Network. 5 June Hindu Mindfulness Oxford Hindu Chaplaincy, 12 June Secular Mindfulness Oxford Mindfulness Centre. S criptural R easoning, Scriptural Reasoning SR is a practice of inter faith reading where people of all faiths gather. and reflect on short passages from their scriptures together It is a worldwide movement www. scripturalreasoning org just beginning in Oxford There is sometimes overlap between texts. where different faiths share their Scriptures We will be meeting in the Harold Wilson Room on. Mondays 1 00 2 00pm We spend time with texts from Jewish Christian and Muslim traditions. and discuss ancient medieval and modern interpretations of Scripture modern day practices. which reflect these texts and what they mean personally for individuals and faith communities A. free simple kosher lunch is provided,23 April Love. 30 April Laughter,7 May Philosophy,14 May Doubt,21 May Theology. 28 May Ethics NB Today we meet in the Peter North Room s c 10. 4 June Language,11 June Poetry,I nterfaith R esources A vailable E veryday.
Small items and books for a range of religious rites are available in the cupboard in the Nurse s. waiting room Do borrow them for your own personal prayer and meditation whether in the. Chapel or elsewhere but please return them after use If you have suggestions for inclusion in. the collection please ask the Chaplain The Chaplain will also be very pleased to help any student. of any faith find a place to worship or connect with a faith community in Oxford. C hapel M usic D iary, On Friday of 1st week 27 April in our regular lunchtime recital slot we welcome guest. performer Sonia Lee Sonia is a Canadian pianist who will be playing us a 30 minute piano. recital beginning at 1 10pm featuring a programme of music from living composers. On Saturday of 1st week 28 April at 2 30pm we honour the memory of former Head. Gardener Jeremy Dickson Jeremy was a keen musician organist and violinist who played the. organ in Chapel for staff events He died suddenly in August 2017 There will be music played by. friends and colleagues from the Oxford District Organists Association. Then at 5pm and taking up the theme of remembrance and thanksgiving for lives well lived. the Chapel Choir will be performing the Requiem by Gabriel Faur All are welcome and a. retiring collection will be made to support our Choir on our forthcoming Tour to Georgia in. the summer, On Saturday of 2nd week 5 May at 3pm our current Organ Scholars Ed Buxton and Lucia. Svecova and Assistant Organist Jack Colley will together be giving a recital This will partly be in. rehearsal for Lucy s Prelim s recital Do come along and support them. On Friday of 3rd week 11 May in our regular lunchtime recital slot we welcome our Young. Music Scholars Come along at 1 10pm to meet Elsa Olivia and Barney and hear what they. have been up to With thanks to St Joseph s Catholic Primary School Headington and Larkmead. School Abingdon, The College Chapel Choir sings at Sunday Evensong and a few special occasions It. rehearses 6 30pm 8 00pm on Thursdays and 4 00pm 5 15pm on Sundays All members of the. choir are offered choir tour opportunities free singing lessons and free dinner after Evensong. New members are welcome It is non auditioning but attendance at rehearsals and taking up the. provision of singing lessons are required unless by arrangement If you would like to join or find. out more please contact edward buxton jesus ox ac uk. Don t forget we have the Jesus College Chapel Choir CD available for sale at the Lodge. P ractice makes P erfect, The Chapel Grand Piano the smaller Ship Street Bastion Grand Piano and the Chapel. Harpsichord are all available for use by those who would be willing to give a recital or. contribute their musical gifts to a concert or other College event For more information contact. the Chaplain, The Lodgings Grand Piano is also available by appointment with the Shadbolt family Please.
contact helen gee jesus ox ac uk to arrange time to access the instrument Bev encourages you. not to be shy to ask This is particularly relevant to those of you who will contribute to. OxFord mindFulneSS groupS Oxford Mindfulness Groups OMG gives students the chance to participate in mindfulness sessions hosted by Jesus College in the Harold Wilson Room and led by a variety of different groups of faith or no faith on Tuesdays at 5 00pm throughout term

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