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Pause for Thought - friends and fallen comrades

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Pause for Thought on 5th June, 2024

To mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Malc Reddaway, Deputy Lead Chaplain, shares a story from WWII about the power of friendship and camaraderie. Malc said: “The anniversary of D-Day brings all sorts of images to our screens; with veterans who can remember being there, to family members, politicians and royalty,...

Pause for Thought – The Olympic motto

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Pause for Thought on 22nd May, 2024

In 2021, The International Olympic Committee made a change to the official Olympic motto by adding the word 'Together' to recognise the unifying power of sport and the importance of solidarity. With the Games taking place this summer, Ian Williams, Senior Chaplain, reflects on how this worldwide event unites people...

Pause for Thought - Chaplaincy - You What?

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Pause for Thought on 3rd April, 2024

Every week one of our chaplains takes the time to write a Pause for Thought, sharing stories and wisdom to help us in our work and daily lives. But what is it that our chaplains actually do? This week, Malc Reddaway, Senior Chaplain, reminds us of the important role our...

Pause for Thought – New Year's resolutions

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Pause for Thought on 29th December, 2022

Pause for Thought – New Year's resolutions

As we approach 2023, many of us may be starting to make a list of New Year's resolutions. In this week's Pause for Thought, Jez Brown, Lead Chaplain, suggests taking small, manageable steps to help reach these goals. Jez says: "Hmmm. Shall I or shan’t I? No I won’t. "There is nothing...

Pause for Thought – Awe, Wonder and Mystery

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Pause for Thought on 21st December, 2022

Pause for Thought – Awe, Wonder and Mystery

With Christmas just around the corner, Malc Reddaway, Deputy Lead Chaplain, reflects on the story of the nativity, the roles of those within it and encourages us to embrace a little mystery before the end of the year. Malc says: “Ten days ago, my wife and I, along with some friends,...

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