Welcome to Mansfield! I'm Ellen, I'm a 3rd year Theologian with a particular interest in Medieval Church History, and I'm the CU rep for Mansfield for 2020-2021! If you ever have any questions or want to chat about anything (whether it's about the nature of God or your current essay crisis!) please don't hesitate to contact me! I'll also try to be around college as much as possible so come and say hi :)
I'm so grateful to God for our incredibly vibrant CU! Just like our college and God’s kingdom, our CU is extremely diverse and made up of students across nations and denominations. As Christ is the centre of everything we do, everyone is welcome to our CU and it is our goal to extend this love and welcome to the rest of our college - so even if you're not a Christian we'd love for you to get involved with our meetings and events and find out more about our faith.
At Mansfield we meet regularly throughout the term to read the Bible, pray together for each other and the college, and have fellowship over food. On alternate weeks, we go to Central together, which allows us to come together with the rest of OICCU (Oxford’s CU community) to listen to Biblical wisdom and understand how we can be equipped to share the love, light, and life given to us by Christ Jesus to our friends in college. Other intercollegiate events include Monday Morning Prayer, an annual Events Week in the 4th week of Hilary, and other talks.
As a team, we endeavour to love and serve the students of Mansfield through initiatives such as Text-a-Toastie (where Mansfielders can text a faith-related question and chat about it over a toastie), Bop-care, and I'm also really keen to run some more creative events this year, so please let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like to do!
I can't wait to meet you all :)