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Our blogs

This ​page is home for ordained and lay voices from around the diocese, with the aim of generating discussion on a variety of topics.

As such, they represent personal opinion, and do not constitute the views of the Diocese of Guildford.

Guildford Blog

Blogs to spark conversation on important topics from people around the diocese. If you would like to submit a blog for consideration please email the comms team for guidance.

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Hospital chaplaincy

A Q&A with the Revd Joanna Percival, lead chaplain at Guildford’s Royal Surrey County Hospital, about the valuable part chaplaincy ...
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Lego to Work

But what if you are a receptionist, or an accountant or town planner or air traffic controller?
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Supporting a Syrian refugee family

A parish in our diocese blogs about supporting a family of refugees

Vocations Blog

Written by somebody engaged in ministry, vocation or training this blog is run by the DVM team to encourage readers to see that God calls all manner of people.

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Do we make ourselves available to discern God's call?

"He calls continually. It is not so much our ability he had need of but our availability."
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A Woman in the Church, Part 2

In the face of a challenging text like 1 Timothy 2, it is important to seek to discover what the ...
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A Woman in the Church, Part 1

Revd Esther Prior, Team Vicar in the parish of Cove tackles controversial text: 1 Timothy 2
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Why we have to read 2 Corinthians

William Challis, The Diocesan Director of Ordinands, urges us to look to Paul's letters to the Corinthians to ​learn what ...
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An Atmosphere of Encouragement

Hazel Whitehead, Director of the DVM team in the diocese calls for an atmosphere of encouragement in Vocation - and ...

Communities Engagement Blog

Written by people engaged with the Communities Engagement Team tackling a number of issues and the local response to them.

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The diocese loves - and needs - our volunteers!

Jackie Bruder, manager of SAAVS, blogs about the importance of volunteers and what being an Appropriate Adult entails.
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Raising awareness of dementia

Tony Oakden, church and community adviser, blogs about how we can support and care for people living with dementia
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Refugee Tales - walk

Walk in solidarity with refugees from Runnymede to Westminster over five days.
Blog Posts

Hospital chaplaincy

A Q&A with the Revd Joanna Percival, lead chaplain at Guildford’s Royal Surrey County Hospital, about the valuable part chaplaincy ...