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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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Being alongside each other this Mental Health Awareness Day, and every day

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This little brick of mine

Asking questions and allowing others to ask questions is of vital importance in every aspect of human development and is ...
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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 ...

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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Pastoral Assistant Ministry – a vocation to be... more

We can all be the good friend and neighbour, but I firmly believe that for many there is a vocation ...
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What’s it like to work in ordained ministry AND in a secular day job?

"On a good day, the connections between my ministry and my ‘day job’ are easy to spot."
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Vocation at the Frontline

The reality of our calling as we work it out is that once we start out as a follower or ...
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And when the answer is ‘no’…

Working out what God might be calling you to takes time, patience and commitment says Willam Challis, Director of Ordinands...
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Stop arguing with God and explore your calling

Rejected by the girl guides and with dreams of becoming a jockey Revd Vicki Burrows, Vicar and mum of 5, ...

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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Could you represent us on General Synod?

Remember, lay candidates don't need to be on PCCs or deanery synods!
Forthcoming Event

Core Skills for Family Ministry

3 sessions covering the core skills for all those involved with church-based family ministry.
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Pastoral Assistant Ministry – a vocation to be... more

We can all be the good friend and neighbour, but I firmly believe that for many there is a vocation ...

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

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