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Pastoral Liturgy Day: Finding Our Voice in Advent

  • Course Dates: Fri 27 September, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The season of Advent is experienced as a paradox.

Its themes of waiting and longing are competing with the powerful commercial pressures that accelerate the arrival of Christmas. Yet it has unparalleled opportunities: it marks the time when many people in our local communities make their annual visit to church.

The day will explore the range of liturgical opportunities for marking the season of Advent. We will consider how the spiritual themes of Advent can connect with our hopes and fears through liturgical and symbolic expression, such as Carol Services in the community or attention to those whose experience of Christmas is of isolation or loss,

How are the traditional themes about heaven and hell, judgement and death appropriate to a world which fills advent with the tinsel and lights of a three-month Christmas? This day will provide some answers.

Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries
aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

Course Details

Date:
Fri 27 September
Time:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Tutors:
Tom Clammer is Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral and is a leading authority on Anglican services of initiation. James Steven is the Coordinator for the Centre for Liturgy and Worship, Academic Dean and Programme Leader for the MA in Christian Liturgy. He is a leading scholar in the fields of contemporary worship and the theological dimensions of liturgical practice.
Course Price:
£60, includes lunch and refreshments