The Camino pilgrimage was a multi-faith walk along the Camino de Santiago in Spain, with six students from Edinburgh and six from North America, led by our Associate Chaplain, Ali Newell, from 1st-8th June. Over the summer, they're sharing their experiences from the pilgrimage:
17th July: Ali Newell, Associate Chaplain: "There was something about walking together that invited conversation in an easy way, that allowed for space leading to unhurried explorations of our differences, shared visions and views of what makes for peace... The surprises and the spontaneous moments were part of the joy."
The Chaplaincy Centre on Bristo Square is closed for the summer from 23rd May onwards, reopening for Freshers' week on 8th September, and as normal from 15th September.
Soweto Melodic Voices will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe in August, including a Festival Service at Greyfriars at 11am on 17th August, and will be at St John's Church as part of the Just Festival, singing on Saturdays at 8.30pm (9th-23rd August inclusive) and Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (except Thurs 14th) at 6pm (4th-22nd August inclusive). Booking details coming soon!
If you'd like to help SMV, you can make a donation at our Justgiving page below:
In August 2014, Soweto Melodic Voices will be visiting Edinburgh again to perform at the Just Festival, and the Chaplaincy will be supporting this wonderful choir from South Africa. They'll be selling CDs this year, which are being recorded at the end of March. Support them through JustGiving (any size of donation) and you'll get two free songs to download!
SMV will be singing in the Festival Service at Greyfriars on Sunday 17th August at 11am, and performing in the Just Festival at St John's Church, Princes St, on Saturdays at 8.30pm (9th-23rd August inclusive) and Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (except Thurs 14th) at 6pm (4th-22nd August inclusive). Booking opening soon!
For more details, see the links below:
Information on communion services, yoga classes, mindfulness, prayer sessions etc. - mostly at lunchtimes
Mindfulness Meditation sessions are run each Friday lunchtime in the Sanctuary. These are stand-alone sessions, not an ongoing course - you can turn up at any point during the term.
Holy Communion celebrated according to the Anglican tradition - Wednesday lunchtimes (there is no Communion service after 7th May due to staff away days, apologies).
"What's The University For?" is a series of talks and workshops co-ordinated by the Chaplaincy on the purpose of the University, involving students and staff at all levels. The most recent meeting discussed "Can The University Afford To Have Values?" and was chaired by Susan Deacon, VP Corporate Engagement - 5pm, Wednesday 26th February. Details of more events coming soon.
There are many student societies and groups who regularly meet in the Bristo Square Chaplaincy Centre.
Multi-faith events take place throughout the semester, including "Exploring Our Faiths" with speakers from several different religions (the course has now finished for this academic year).
Weddings and other ceremonies can be organised with a chaplain. Please contact the Chaplaincy for more details.
This article was published on Jul 18, 2014