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November 2017

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 be made, these must be made by older people. The view seems to be that all other worship is designed for older people so they have no need of special attention. As a result older people may well feel that… Read more
February 2018

Embodying Forgiveness: The Practice of Reconciliation in Worship

Fri 9 February 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
As the Archbishop of Canterbury regularly reminds us, Christian ministry springs from God reconciling the world to himself in Christ. The aim of this course is to explore how this ministry and its theological rationale are expressed in worship. A biblical and liturgical case for the importance of reconciliation will be made. Drawing upon the liturgical provision of the Church of England the reach, variety and possibilities of practicing reconciliation in worship will be demonstrated. Poised close to the beginning… Read more
June 2018

Concluding the 1st World War Centenary: Liturgical Resources and Perspectives

Fri 8 June 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
As the 1st World War Centenary draws to a close, this course aims to gather experience, disseminate research work, and prepare for the liturgical events of Armistice Day 2018. In taking stock of the impact of the commemorations participants will have the opportunity to share ‘good news’ stories of local projects or liturgical events in which they have been involved. The tutors will present the findings of their innovative research on the 1st World War, Maureen Penrose on the hugely varied… Read more
October 2018

In Flight with the Wild Goose: Worship and Resources from the Iona Community

Tue 16 October 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Iona Community is widely known for its distinctive worship style, associated either with Wild Goose Publications or the influential figure of John Bell. This course, led by two former Resident Musicians of Iona Abbey, will explore the appeal of Iona and provide guidance on how a local church could use the worship resources including songs for choirs and congregations, separate liturgies and liturgical resources to integrate into your regular worship pattern. A day that caters for those already familiar… Read more
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