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TQQ: The Gospel of Matthew: Christian Judaism or Christianity? (1 of 2)

TQQ: The Gospel of Matthew: Christian Judaism or Christianity? (1 of 2)

Tue 31 October, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Matthew’s Gospel, to which we owe the Sermon on the Mount, is peppered with paradoxes. At one and the same time it is extremely Jewish in atmosphere and also fiercely critical of some members of the Jewish community. It advocates …

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Resourcing a Good Advent

Resourcing a Good Advent

Wed 1 November, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Enjoy a cup of tea and a chance to look at what resources are available to help us through Advent, with liturgical and spiritual reflections as well as lots of practical ideas. Sarum College Bookshop will be joined by James Woodward, …

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Cocoa After Wine: A Day on Iris Murdoch’s Novels

Cocoa After Wine: A Day on Iris Murdoch’s Novels

Thu 2 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This day will explore the theological and spiritual strands in some of the 26 novels of the late Dame Iris Murdoch. She described herself as a Christian Buddhist and saw the value of religion and its future in believing in a …

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Lunchtime Concert: Raymond Burley

Lunchtime Concert: Raymond Burley

Fri 3 November, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunchtime concert with Raymond Burley (guitar). Programme includes works by J.S. Bach, Albeniz, Barrios and Ayala. Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in the ticket price) in the Common …

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Biblical Study Break: Song of Songs

Biblical Study Break: Song of Songs

Mon 6 November, 1:00 pm to Thu 9 November, 2:00 pm

What an extraordinary book the Song of Songs is – wedged between Ecclesiastes and Isaiah! On the surface it seems so effortlessly sexual and erotic, and yet it also embraces our deepest human and spiritual longings. How can this happen? …

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Biblical Study Break: Song of Songs

Biblical Study Break: Song of Songs

Mon 6 November, 1:00 pm to Thu 9 November, 2:00 pm

What an extraordinary book the Song of Songs is – wedged between Ecclesiastes and Isaiah! On the surface it seems so effortlessly sexual and erotic, and yet it also embraces our deepest human and spiritual longings. How can this happen? …

Sarum Artists Exhibition: Interpretation (Opening Date)

Sarum Artists Exhibition: Interpretation (Opening Date)

Tue 7 November

This contemporary art exhibition by the Sarum Artists group is based around the theme of interpretation. Interpretation is an essential part in the creation of art. It is an entirely subjective process so imposes no boundaries on the creator, or …

TQQ: The Gospel of Matthew: Christian Judaism or Christianity? (2 of 2)

TQQ: The Gospel of Matthew: Christian Judaism or Christianity? (2 of 2)

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

Matthew’s Gospel, to which we owe the Sermon on the Mount, is peppered with paradoxes. At one and the same time it is extremely Jewish in atmosphere and also fiercely critical of some members of the Jewish community. It advocates …

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Biblical Study Break: Song of Songs

Biblical Study Break: Song of Songs

Mon 6 November, 1:00 pm to Thu 9 November, 2:00 pm

What an extraordinary book the Song of Songs is – wedged between Ecclesiastes and Isaiah! On the surface it seems so effortlessly sexual and erotic, and yet it also embraces our deepest human and spiritual longings. How can this happen? …

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Biblical Study Break: Song of Songs

Biblical Study Break: Song of Songs

Mon 6 November, 1:00 pm to Thu 9 November, 2:00 pm

What an extraordinary book the Song of Songs is – wedged between Ecclesiastes and Isaiah! On the surface it seems so effortlessly sexual and erotic, and yet it also embraces our deepest human and spiritual longings. How can this happen? …

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Sexuality and Spirituality

Sexuality and Spirituality

Mon 13 November, 2:00 pm to Thu 16 November, 2:00 pm

This module will provide students with the methodological tools to engage with a study of sexuality and Spirituality. Students will be enabled to understand how the Christian tradition has engaged with sexuality and Spirituality and how that impacts on contemporary …

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Sexuality and Spirituality

Sexuality and Spirituality

Mon 13 November, 2:00 pm to Thu 16 November, 2:00 pm

This module will provide students with the methodological tools to engage with a study of sexuality and Spirituality. Students will be enabled to understand how the Christian tradition has engaged with sexuality and Spirituality and how that impacts on contemporary …

TQQ: The Gospel of Luke: The Story of a Radical Conservative (1 of 2)

TQQ: The Gospel of Luke: The Story of a Radical Conservative (1 of 2)

Tue 14 November, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

To Luke we owe some of the most cherished stories in the Gospels – the parables of the good Samaritan and the prodigal son, or the framing of the whole story between infancy narratives and the story of the unrecognized …

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Sexuality and Spirituality

Sexuality and Spirituality

Mon 13 November, 2:00 pm to Thu 16 November, 2:00 pm

This module will provide students with the methodological tools to engage with a study of sexuality and Spirituality. Students will be enabled to understand how the Christian tradition has engaged with sexuality and Spirituality and how that impacts on contemporary …

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Sexuality and Spirituality

Sexuality and Spirituality

Mon 13 November, 2:00 pm to Thu 16 November, 2:00 pm

This module will provide students with the methodological tools to engage with a study of sexuality and Spirituality. Students will be enabled to understand how the Christian tradition has engaged with sexuality and Spirituality and how that impacts on contemporary …

Children and the Bible

Children and the Bible

Thu 16 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This day wrestles with two questions: why would we read the bible with children? How do we read the bible with children? The bible is ancient and complex literature not particular suitable for children. A lot of the material in …

Sacred Geometry in the Christian Tradition

Sacred Geometry in the Christian Tradition

Thu 16 November, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

An evening exploring how sacred geometry underpins ecclesiastical art. The course follows the thread of icons, painting and sculpture from the Renaissance to contemporary practice. Read Richard Deane’s article: Sacred Geometry (Salisbury Civic Society September 2016) Contact Alison Ogden for all …

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Wine Tasting Evening: Wines for Christmas

Wine Tasting Evening: Wines for Christmas

Fri 17 November, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join Sarum College for a Christmas wine tasting evening with Alec Knight. During this evening guests can sample 6-7 different bottles with food matches to present some wine choices for your Christmas menu. Your host is Alec Knight, who was …

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Doing Theology in Middle Earth: Exploring the Thought World of JRR Tolkien

Doing Theology in Middle Earth: Exploring the Thought World of JRR Tolkien

Sat 18 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This day will look at JRR Tolkien’s inspiration and interest in theology. We’ll conduct a detailed survey of the Lord of the Rings, covering themes such as pessimism, defeat, failure and pity. The day will include discussion of Tolkien’s other writings, …

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Using the Wisdom Literature in Pastoral Care

Using the Wisdom Literature in Pastoral Care

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

This day will provide a guided tour through the Wisdom Literature, especially the Five Books of Wisdom – Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs. We’ll explore how their themes shape us as pastors and provide us with …

On Waiting: An Evening of Advent Poetry and Reflection

On Waiting: An Evening of Advent Poetry and Reflection

Mon 20 November, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

SOLD OUT Please contact the bookshop if you would like to be added to the waiting list. If you have a ticket reserved but are unable to come, please let the bookshop know as soon as possible. Telephone 01722 326899 …

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Liturgy With Older People

Liturgy With Older People

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

Although many churches now have all-age worship, these are often aimed at making the service accessible to younger people present rather than ensuring that everybody can participate and benefit. All too often it is assumed that if concessions have to …

TQQ: The Gospel of Luke: The Story of a Radical Conservative (2 of 2)

TQQ: The Gospel of Luke: The Story of a Radical Conservative (2 of 2)

Tue 21 November, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

To Luke we owe some of the most cherished stories in the Gospels – the parables of the good Samaritan and the prodigal son, or the framing of the whole story between infancy narratives and the story of the unrecognized …

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Spiritual Directors Forum: The Distinctiveness of Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Directors Forum: The Distinctiveness of Spiritual Direction

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

This gathering will offer participants the chance to reflect on the distinctiveness of the ministry of spiritual direction. We will reflect together, drawing on other models of one-to-one support (e.g. supervision, pastoral care, counselling), to clarify understanding of the particular …

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Human Identity: Theology, Vocation and Professional Practice

Human Identity: Theology, Vocation and Professional Practice

Sat 25 November, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

During this course we will look at our own, and others’ identity, personality and vocation. We’ll consider how to be good listeners of other people’s and God’s stories, and through that encourage theological reflection on our own stories. This Saturday teaching day …

Growing Together in Christ: Worship and Spirituality

Growing Together in Christ: Worship and Spirituality

Sat 25 November, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

An introduction to some principal Christian traditions of personal and corporate spirituality We will concentrate on some major biblical, historical and liturgical foundations, looking at their development and contribution to Christian spirituality. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to …

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I Feel Something I Don’t Understand: Religion and Being Human

I Feel Something I Don’t Understand: Religion and Being Human

Tue 28 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Do the great world religions actually contribute to making us more human? A day to explore how we talk about tensions in our own faith communities and engage with integrity with people from other religions. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking …

TQQ: The Gospel of John: The Story of a Visiting Stranger (1 of 2)

TQQ: The Gospel of John: The Story of a Visiting Stranger (1 of 2)

Tue 28 November, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Here is the key question for readers of the Gospel of John: why is this Jesus so different from the three other versions provided by Mark, Matthew and Luke? Jesus talks all the time about himself and sees the secret …

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Ageing: Blessing or Burden? Understanding the Spiritual Journey of Older People

Ageing: Blessing or Burden? Understanding the Spiritual Journey of Older People

Wed 29 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

We live in a world where life expectancy is increasing together with the number of older people in society. This day will explore the nature of age and especially the spiritual dimensions of growing older. It will offer an overview …

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Wellbeing, Identity and Spirituality

Wellbeing, Identity and Spirituality

Thu 30 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

What does wellbeing mean, and how can we foster it? How is it related to our sense of ourselves and our identities? What spiritual and theological resources are helpful in giving us a positive sense of ourselves and our calling …

Book Launch – Found Out: Transgressive Faith and Sexuality

Book Launch – Found Out: Transgressive Faith and Sexuality

Thu 30 November, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Join Sarum College Bookshop for the launch of Alison Webster’s new book, Found Out: Transgressive Faith and Sexuality. More than twenty years after writing Found Wanting, her influential critique of Christian teachings about women’s sexuality, Alison Webster explores the experiences …

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Lunchtime Concert: Gisele Boll & Colin Howard

Lunchtime Concert: Gisele Boll & Colin Howard

Fri 1 December, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunchtime concert with Gisele Boll (violin) and Colin Howard (piano). Programme includes Elgar Sonata for violin and piano and works by Debussy, de Falla and Mozart. Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield chapel and are followed by a light buffet …

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Sing Gregorian Chant

Sing Gregorian Chant

Sat 2 December, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This day offers the chance to experience and sing Gregorian chant in a friendly context. An entertaining, informative and enjoyable experience structured around the monastic hour services. Using at first simple recitation in English, it includes also some of the …

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