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December 2017

MODEM Conference 2017: What is the Church For?

Thu 7 December, 12:00 pm to Fri 8 December, 2:00 pm
This year’s annual MODEM Conference returns to Sarum College. The conference brings together experts from the fields of leadership, management and ministry for stimulating conversations between church and business communities. This conference aims to help all to understand more about what is the church for, to help churches to mobilise and organize beyond Sunday morning. Keynote Speakers Professor Mike Higton on ‘The Church as Witness’ Dr Graham Adams on ‘The Church and the Solidarity of the Shaken’ Both keynote speakers plan… Read more
February 2018

Robbins Lecture: Can the Church of England Learn from the British Army?

Thu 15 February 2018, 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm
To mark the centenary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele, and the publication by Anglican army chaplains of the controversial manifesto for post-war church reform, The Church in the Furnace, Stephen Robbins CB asks whether the Church can learn from the recent pastoral experience of army chaplains. The Venerable Stephen Robbins CB is Honorary Canon of Salisbury Cathedral and a former Chaplain-General of the British Army. Drinks and canapés will be served from 6.15pm with the lecture beginning at… Read more
March 2018

Swords Into Ploughshares: Promoting Peace Through the Arts

Wed 7 March 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In this lecture Jolyon Mitchell looks at the relationship between art and warfare, using his experience as a BBC journalist as inspiration. In this thought-provoking talk, he explores how the perspective with which we view something can change its very nature. This lecture is free and open to all, advance booking required. To book email info@sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 424800. Read more
May 2018

The First Six Hundred Years: How Christianity Spread Around the Mediterranean

Thu 17 May 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Within ten years of the crucifixion Christianity had spread from Jerusalem to as far as Rome, and in the following decades to Antioch, Ephesus, Corinth, Cyprus, and Crete. How was this possible? This lecture will attempt to answer this question, and also track Christianity’s development as it began to embrace the whole of the Mediterranean. We shall drop in to some of the early great Councils of the Church, where doctrine was being decided. We shall visit the third century… Read more
June 2018

Contemplation, Meditation and Mindfulness: Intersecting Traditions

Wed 6 June 2018, 11:00 am to Thu 7 June 2018, 4:00 pm
Recent decades have seen a growth in meditative, contemplative and mindfulness practices, in and across different faith traditions and more secular contexts. For example, Zen has attracted practitioners from beyond Buddhism; Thomas Merton has inspired engagement with contemplation; Mindfulness practice has become a recognised aspect of contemporary healthcare; the World Community of Christian Meditation has connected many with the work of John Main and Lawrence Freeman. This conference draws together practitioners from across traditions, including those rooted in different faiths… Read more
August 2018

Sarum Summer School: Divine Wisdom to Nourish the Human Spirit

Mon 6 August 2018, 2:00 pm to Sun 12 August 2018, 2:00 pm
Sarum College invites you to the 2018 Summer School, to meet with others in an ecumenical space for reflection and imaginative thinking, and to discover living wisdom through dialogue with each other. Each of the working days of the conference will include high quality input designed to stimulate the reflective dialogue that will take place in groups and in informal conversation; and opportunities for participants to raise issues and share resources connected with the conference themes. Conference Themes Deepening reflection:… Read more
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