Life in lockdown at Cliff

Life at Cliff is always interesting but the last few months have been more interesting than most as Cliff has responded to the coronavirus as the guidelines have been introduced and changed.

We started the academic year with good numbers of guests enjoying B&B at Cliff, and in the middle of September we welcomed our residential students. These students are able to live together as one household, so do not have to socially distance from one another. We will not be hosting any conferences until 1 April 2021 at the earliest, and we haven’t had any teaching weeks or short courses on site this semester. The current lockdown sees many staff working at home or on furlough, and the College is very quiet with only a skeleton staff and the residential students on site.

There is one thing that hasn’t changed and that’s the importance of the College’s worship life. As we have continued to share both morning prayer and Celebration online, we have engaged with many more people across the country and around the world. Many of the wider Cliff community regularly join us online for these events, and it’s clear from the feedback that both are important moments in the week for many people. If you aren't already a regular, you can find us here on Facebook and here on YouTube.

As we continue to adapt to changing guidelines and different restrictions, pray that we at the College would continue to seek God in our individual and corporate prayer and worship. Join us also in praying for those who join us, especially those who aren't Christians, that they might know more of the love and goodness of God and be drawn to follow him through our witness.