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Jan van Eyck: Windows On Another World

Jan van Eyck: Windows On Another World

Mon 29 October, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Jan van Eyck was one of the greatest painters of what has been called the Northern Renaissance. He introduced radically new styles of painting and left his peers astounded by his sheer artistic genius and his innovative treatment of his …

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TQQ: God the Trinity

TQQ: God the Trinity

Tue 30 October, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Doctrines or delusions! Sometimes we are not quite sure which of these is more appropriate to one of the central convictions of Christian faith – the Trinity. In the last 60 years or so there has been a surprising revival …

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A Shaking Reality: Bishop Peter Price in Conversation with Christine Roberts

A Shaking Reality: Bishop Peter Price in Conversation with Christine Roberts

Wed 31 October, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join Peter Price, former Bishop of Bath and Wells in conversation with Christine Roberts about his new book A Shaking Reality. Christine formerly directed a retreat house in North Wales, and works in counselling and spirituality. The book features reflections …

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The Words of the Prophets are Written on the Subway Walls: Art and the City

The Words of the Prophets are Written on the Subway Walls: Art and the City

Thu 1 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The city attracts some of the most elusive, creative and talented contemporary artists and our city landscapes have become the setting for some of our best known urban art, which is an enduring testimony to how the city both tantalises …

Resourcing a Good Advent

Resourcing a Good Advent

Thu 1 November, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The not-to-be-missed annual round-up of new Advent resources for individual and group use with the Principal of Sarum College, James Woodward. Free entry with refreshments, booking essential. Email bookshop@sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 326899.

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Lunchtime Concert: Jenny Broome & Christine Lewry

Lunchtime Concert: Jenny Broome & Christine Lewry

Fri 2 November, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunchtime concert with Jenny Broome and Christine Lewry. A pot-pourri of French songs and harp solos. Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in the ticket price). Each concert lasts …

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No Petticoats Here

No Petticoats Here

Sun 4 November, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A musical performance exploring the lives of inspirational First World War women through original songs and storytelling. Expect to hear songs that span the full range of human emotion from the triumphant waltz Pride of the Army about matron Ada Yorke, …

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Spiritual Directors Forum: Companions for the Journey

Spiritual Directors Forum: Companions for the Journey

Mon 5 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

People on a spiritual journey are longing for others to walk with, not to walk alone. Often they are not looking for teachers, or even guides, so much as fellow explorers. There is as much need for ‘community’ as there …

Biblical Study Break: Love the Stranger – Migration, the Bible and our Societies

Biblical Study Break: Love the Stranger – Migration, the Bible and our Societies

Mon 5 November, 1:00 pm to Thu 8 November, 2:00 pm

This study addresses one of the most important issues that the United Kingdom and, indeed, the wider global population must deal with today: migration. What is not widely known, either within faith communities or in culture more broadly, is that …

The King’s Pilgrimage: Book Launch with Charles Goodson-Wickes

The King’s Pilgrimage: Book Launch with Charles Goodson-Wickes

Mon 5 November, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The King’s Pilgrimage: An account of King George V’s Visit to the War Graves of Belgium and France was first printed in 1922 and has been especially republished with the blessing of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to mark the Centenary …

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Biblical Study Break: Love the Stranger – Migration, the Bible and our Societies

Biblical Study Break: Love the Stranger – Migration, the Bible and our Societies

Mon 5 November, 1:00 pm to Thu 8 November, 2:00 pm

This study addresses one of the most important issues that the United Kingdom and, indeed, the wider global population must deal with today: migration. What is not widely known, either within faith communities or in culture more broadly, is that …

TQQ: God and Creation

TQQ: God and Creation

Tue 6 November, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Ever since Darwin, Christian belief in God as creator has become a contested area of belief. We will look at the sources that inform our understanding of God as creator and suggest ways in which this can inform a responsible, …

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Biblical Study Break: Love the Stranger – Migration, the Bible and our Societies

Biblical Study Break: Love the Stranger – Migration, the Bible and our Societies

Mon 5 November, 1:00 pm to Thu 8 November, 2:00 pm

This study addresses one of the most important issues that the United Kingdom and, indeed, the wider global population must deal with today: migration. What is not widely known, either within faith communities or in culture more broadly, is that …

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Biblical Study Break: Love the Stranger – Migration, the Bible and our Societies

Biblical Study Break: Love the Stranger – Migration, the Bible and our Societies

Mon 5 November, 1:00 pm to Thu 8 November, 2:00 pm

This study addresses one of the most important issues that the United Kingdom and, indeed, the wider global population must deal with today: migration. What is not widely known, either within faith communities or in culture more broadly, is that …

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Empathy and the Experience of Faith

Empathy and the Experience of Faith

Fri 9 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Using examples from literature, poetry, theology and film, this day will explore the idea that the shared experience of vulnerability, of woundedness, lies both at the heart of what it is to be human, and at the root of Christian …

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TQQ: God and Humankind: Made in the Image of God

TQQ: God and Humankind: Made in the Image of God

Tue 13 November, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The glory of God is human persons fully alive and centred around our core identity and dignity. What does it mean to claim that unique among God’s creation is a form of life that reflects, radiates and resonates with the …

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Making the Most of Being Me: Practical Theology as a Resource for Self-development

Making the Most of Being Me: Practical Theology as a Resource for Self-development

Mon 19 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Pierre-André Liégé, one of the foremost French theologians of the 20th century, influenced John XXIII and Paul VI, and sat on Vatican II committees with both the future John Paul II and Benedict VI. In the light of his challenging …

Book Launch for Practical Theology and Pierre-André Liégé with Nicholas Bradbury

Book Launch for Practical Theology and Pierre-André Liégé with Nicholas Bradbury

Mon 19 November, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Launch of Nicholas Bradbury’s new book, Practical Theology and Pierre-André Liégé. “This is giant of a text from the priest with long experience of ministry, learning, leadership and reflective practice. The coherence and authority of this experience and skill as …

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Life or Death: Whose Decision? Exploring the Ethics of Assisted Dying

Life or Death: Whose Decision? Exploring the Ethics of Assisted Dying

Tue 20 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This day will introduce participants to some of the questions, competing ethical theories and human stories that surround our ongoing disagreements about assisted dying. We shall have an opportunity to look at the divergence of public and political opinion about …

TQQ: God and Humankind: The Fractured Image

TQQ: God and Humankind: The Fractured Image

Tue 20 November, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The line between good and evil runs through every single individual (Alexander Solzhenitsyn). What breeds such a tragic destiny and why are we saddled with this fateful responsibility? This forms one of the most dangerous and difficult fault lines of …

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Tidings of a Gospel True: Preaching at Christmas

Tidings of a Gospel True: Preaching at Christmas

Wed 21 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Christmas celebration provides great opportunities for preachers to engage with people who come to our churches for many different reasons. But, if we are honest, it can also be a time when preparation time is short, we juggle numerous …

How to Survive Christmas Shopping: The Antidote to Consumerism with Eve Poole

How to Survive Christmas Shopping: The Antidote to Consumerism with Eve Poole

Wed 21 November, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Talk by engaging speaker Eve Poole, followed by a book signing for her new book, Buying God. Drawing on the Church’s rich traditions of Social Liturgy, ‘Buying God’ calls on the Christian community to renew its confidence and strength in …

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Found Out: Being Real About Faith and Sexuality

Found Out: Being Real About Faith and Sexuality

Thu 22 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Our sexuality is key to our identity and wellbeing, and our faith journey. It is closely intertwined with our gender and our spirituality. You may be in a pastoral or a therapeutic role; you may be exercising ministry – lay …

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Human Identity: Theology, Vocation and Professional Practice

Human Identity: Theology, Vocation and Professional Practice

Sat 24 November, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

This morning will first cover pastoral listening and putting it into practice. Then we discuss personality and collaboration, asking how do we value and honour each other, and work well together in our churches and beyond. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s …

Growing Together in Christ: Worship and Spirituality

Growing Together in Christ: Worship and Spirituality

Sat 24 November, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

This considers the different ways in which the Lord’s Prayer has shaped Christian prayer. We will then explore how the season of Advent provides a way of connecting spirituality, liturgy and ministry. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and …

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Advent Individually Guided Retreat

Advent Individually Guided Retreat

Mon 26 November, 11:00 am to Thu 29 November, 2:00 pm

Advent invites us to pause and reflect, at a time when both darkness and light speak to us and work within us. How are we being transformed? This retreat opens and closes with prayer and reflection together and there are three opportunities to meet …

Embodying Wisdom

Embodying Wisdom

Mon 26 November, 2:00 pm to Thu 29 November, 2:00 pm

This module introduces the key philosophical and psychological issues of the last 100 years that have shaped contemporary understandings of Spirituality. Students will be encouraged to examine contemporary concepts of ‘experience’ and ‘self’ in the light of some seminal thinkers …

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Advent Individually Guided Retreat

Advent Individually Guided Retreat

Mon 26 November, 11:00 am to Thu 29 November, 2:00 pm

Advent invites us to pause and reflect, at a time when both darkness and light speak to us and work within us. How are we being transformed? This retreat opens and closes with prayer and reflection together and there are three opportunities to meet …

TQQ: Theology Through Art

TQQ: Theology Through Art

Tue 27 November, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This session concludes the term in which we have been looking at ways in which theology is done. Today we will take a slightly more unusual approach and look at art to see what it tells us about religious beliefs. …

Embodying Wisdom

Embodying Wisdom

Mon 26 November, 2:00 pm to Thu 29 November, 2:00 pm

This module introduces the key philosophical and psychological issues of the last 100 years that have shaped contemporary understandings of Spirituality. Students will be encouraged to examine contemporary concepts of ‘experience’ and ‘self’ in the light of some seminal thinkers …

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Advent Individually Guided Retreat

Advent Individually Guided Retreat

Mon 26 November, 11:00 am to Thu 29 November, 2:00 pm

Advent invites us to pause and reflect, at a time when both darkness and light speak to us and work within us. How are we being transformed? This retreat opens and closes with prayer and reflection together and there are three opportunities to meet …

Embodying Wisdom

Embodying Wisdom

Mon 26 November, 2:00 pm to Thu 29 November, 2:00 pm

This module introduces the key philosophical and psychological issues of the last 100 years that have shaped contemporary understandings of Spirituality. Students will be encouraged to examine contemporary concepts of ‘experience’ and ‘self’ in the light of some seminal thinkers …

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Advent Individually Guided Retreat

Advent Individually Guided Retreat

Mon 26 November, 11:00 am to Thu 29 November, 2:00 pm

Advent invites us to pause and reflect, at a time when both darkness and light speak to us and work within us. How are we being transformed? This retreat opens and closes with prayer and reflection together and there are three opportunities to meet …

Embodying Wisdom

Embodying Wisdom

Mon 26 November, 2:00 pm to Thu 29 November, 2:00 pm

This module introduces the key philosophical and psychological issues of the last 100 years that have shaped contemporary understandings of Spirituality. Students will be encouraged to examine contemporary concepts of ‘experience’ and ‘self’ in the light of some seminal thinkers …

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