Category Archives: sanctum

Sanctum at Alderman Blaxill School

Sanctum is back in Alderman Blaxill School and once again we’ve got the use of a wonderful upstairs art room. After a slow start on Monday – set-up, lunch time and one lesson, Tuesday was a slightly busier day. We … Continue reading

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Sanctum at the Sixth Form College – Friday, and some reflections

And so to Friday which was much like the other four days, though perhaps a little busier – I don’t remember many breaks from guiding people through the activities. There were quite a few people who came back to chat, … Continue reading

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Sanctum at the Sixth Form College – Thursday

For some reason Sanctum Thursdays are usually the slowest day of the week. We think most people who are interested have come through by now and those who are thinking ‘I must have a look’ end up waiting until Friday. … Continue reading

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Sanctum at the Sixth Form College – Wednesday

Today was another busy day with many students choosing to take part. The morning is slow up about 10:30 – students are either in lessons or not yet in college, so there’s a quietness about the concourse which gives us … Continue reading

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Sanctum at the Sixth Form College – Monday & Tuesday

Sanctum is in full swing at Colchester Sixth Form College. Two days in and the atmosphere surrounding it is vibrant and thoughtful. This year’s theme is “Is real life about what you’re doing, or who you’re becoming?” and enables students … Continue reading

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The awe of a sunset

New Yorkers have been enjoying a twice a year phenomenon – a sunset that aligns with the city’s street grid system, earning it the nickname Manhattanhenge after the alignment of the solstice sun at Stonehenge. Story and pics from the … Continue reading

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Sanctum at Stanway School – Tuesday

Today has been another moving, inspiring day for us as more young people come to visit Sanctum. The feedback continues to pour in through conversations and worksheets. Here are some of today’s quotes. It has made me believe. Prayer is … Continue reading

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Sanctum at Stanway School – Monday

It’s wonderful to be back at the Stanway School for a second year, running Sanctum in the Learning Resources Centre. After arriving at 7:30 we’d set up by break time, after which we dived in to a busy day of … Continue reading

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Sanctum at The Gilberd School

Last week we took Sanctum back to The Gilberd School for the fourth year running. We had RE classes visiting, sometimes as half groups and on occasions whole groups which made the place feel rather full. But we were also … Continue reading

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Sanctum at Colchester Royal Grammar School – Wednesday

Fewer numbers; greater depth. We’re contiuing to see students engaging seriously with Sanctum in lessons and, in answer to our prayers, numbers at break and lunch time have consistently been 8-10. In amongst the deep conversations about life and faith … Continue reading

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