Michaelhouse is a vibrant place that seeks to celebrate life in all its fullness. For centuries people have worshipped here, seeking meaning for their lives and wrestling with the universal questions that vex us all. Today this search continues as questions of life and death get mulled over in the café in everyday conversations as people meet to renew friendships, to exchange news, to read the newspaper and to think and to ponder. Such interactions act as a constant reminder that relationships lie at the heart of the Christian faith, relationships that are refined and transformed through our engagement with one another and the world around us.
The importance of connecting faith and life is explored in the range of services that the Chaplaincy seeks to offer and through the talks, concerts and exhibitions that regularly take place in the Chancel, as well as in the peace and quiet of the Hervey de Stanton Chapel.
Such connections are ruminated on in Musings from Michaelhouse, the Chaplain’s blog. Why not join in the conversation?
You can find out more about the Chaplaincy in the flyout menu and by clicking on the links below.
The Chaplain, Annabel Shilson-Thomas, who is also Associate Vicar at Great St Mary’s, likes to be around Michaelhouse as much as possible, enjoys unscheduled conversations and meeting new people, and is always happy to talk to anyone, of all faiths or non, in confidence about any matter.
Annabel’s background is in publishing, which she still dabbles in, writing and editing books from time to time, mainly of a liturgical nature. Since being ordained, she has worked in parishes in South London and Cambridge, and in college and university chaplaincies. One of her passions is overseas aid and development, an interest that grew through her working as a writer for the aid agency, CAFOD, for twelve years, and latterly for Christian Aid in a free-lance capacity.
You can contact Annabel on 01223 741718 or by email: email@example.com