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October 2018

Bookshop Day

Sat 6 October 2018
Come to a real bookshop! Bring a friend who hasn’t been in our shop before, or who normally shops online, and receive a £5 voucher for you and your friend. Other offers and freebies on the day. Local author Richard Morgan will be signing copies of his book Scurry Goes to Salisbury from 10am to 12 noon. Read more

Beyond the Library Door Discovery Day

Sat 20 October 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
A free day for everyone to come and discovery more about two special, but little known, libraries: Salisbury Cathedral Library and Sarum College Library. Beyond the Library Door is a new project to catalogue and clean our old and rare books. Find out about our collections of thousands of rare books dating back to the 15th century (we want to tell you about what we’ve discovered so far) and see our Library Preservation Volunteers in action cleaning and condition recording… Read more

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

Wed 31 October 2018, 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 and prayers to be read on each day of Advent. Each reflection is written that we may be ‘shaken and brought to a realisation of our selves’, in order to gain a new understanding of God’s promise of redemption and… Read more

November 2018

Resourcing a Good Advent

Thu 1 November 2018, 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. Read more

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

Mon 5 November 2018, 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 of the Armistice in 1918. King George V embarked on his solemn pilgrimage to pay his respects personally to those who had made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of liberty. Beautifully reproduced in hardback, The King’s Pilgrimage features 60 evocative… Read more

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

Mon 19 November 2018, 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 a reflective practitioner is demonstrated through the ten chapters that explore the life and work of Pierre-Andre Liege, one of the foremost French theologians of the 20th century [who] influenced John XXIII and Paul VI.” – James Woodward Nicholas Bradbury… Read more

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

Wed 21 November 2018, 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 proclaiming this good news. Uniting theoretical work on theology, capitalism and consumerism with a scheme of detailed practical action, the book explores how we can wean ourselves off the material and on to the eternal, through prayer, example, and vibrant… Read more

January 2019

Resourcing a Good Lent

Tue 15 January 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
An enjoyable and informative afternoon to prepare you for Lent! Bring a group from your Church for some Lent course inspiration. James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College, will review the best of the new books and lent courses this year. Author David Cole will also be launching his new book Celtic Lent. David is an international spiritual teacher and retreat leader, an award-winning author and the Deputy Guardian for the Community of Aidan and Hilda. He is also the founder of Waymark… Read more

Book Launch: Three Men on a Diet by George Courtauld

Thu 17 January 2019, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Three Men on a Diet – the antidote to dieting for those who struggle with their waists but rarely the finer things in life – is the story of George, Reggie and Sebastian, three middle-aged friends who love food and drink, and the culinary adventure they embark on to lower their calorie intake without losing their joie de vivre. Amidst the bewildering array of information on offer (What is a carb? What is saturated fat? How many units in a… Read more

Book Launch: Broken Bodies by Karen O’Donnell

Tue 22 January 2019, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Book launch with the new Coordinator of the Centre for Contemporary Spirituality at Sarum College, Karen O’Donnell, who will be discussing her new book Broken Bodies. Constructing new ways of thinking about the narratives at the heart of the Christian faith, Karen O’Donnell offers a fresh perspective on Christian theology, in particular the Eucharist, and presents a call to love the body in all its guises. Dr O’Donnell is a feminist, ecumenical, practical theologian whose interdisciplinary research interests span theology,… Read more

February 2019

Book Launch: The Contemplative Response and Home by Another Route

Thu 14 February 2019, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Book launch with Paul Bradbury and Ian Cowley who will both be discussing their new books Home by Another Route and The Contemplative Response. Following on from Stepping into Grace, Bradbury takes the prophet’s powerful image of dry skeletal human remains coming to life through the miraculous work of the Spirit of God to encourage and inspire the contemporary church to seek renewal through the Spirit. Following on from the success of The Contemplative Minister, Ian Cowley offers new insight… Read more

March 2019

Book Launch: The Vikings: From Odin to Christ by Martyn Whittock

Thu 14 March 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sarum College Bookshop will be welcoming back Martyn Whittock who will be discussing The Vikings: From Odin to Christ. The popular image of the Vikings is of tall red-headed men, raping and pillaging their way around the coast of Europe, stopping only to ransack monasteries and burn longships. But the violent Vikings of the 8th century became the pious Christians of the 11th century, who gave gold crosses to Christian churches and in whose areas of rule pagan idols were… Read more

April 2019

Grantchester: Before and After with James Runcie

Wed 10 April 2019, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join Sarum College Bookshop for the launch of James Runcie’s latest book, The Road to Grantchester. The origin story of Grantchester’s beloved Archdeacon Sidney Chambers, The Road to Grantchester is a superb portrait of post-war Britain and the generation who rebuilt it; and the touching story of one young man finding his place in the world. James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker, Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4, and the author of ten novels. Sidney Chambers and The Shadow… Read more

October 2019

Theologising Brexit by Anthony Reddie

Mon 28 October 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Days before the Brexit deadline, Reddie will discuss his comprehensive analysis of the theological challenge presented by the new post-Brexit epoch. Theologizing Brexit: A Liberationist and Postcolonial Critique (Routledge, 2019) is the first intercultural and postcolonial theological exploration of the Brexit phenomenon. Reddie is an Extraordinary Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of South Africa and a Fellow of Wesley House, in Cambridge, UK, a conference speaker (he’s booked for Greenbelt 2020) and a Trustee of the British and Irish Association… Read more

Resourcing a Good Advent

Thu 31 October 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
An enjoyable and informative afternoon to prepare you for Advent! Bring a group from your Church for some Advent course inspiration. James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College, will review the best of the new books and Advent courses this year. Author Rachel Mann will also be launching her new book In the Bleak Midwinter. Rachel is an Anglican Priest, poet, writer and broadcaster based in South Manchester. Her book Fierce Imaginings has been shortlisted for the 2019 Michael Ramsey Prize. Thursday,… Read more

November 2019

Book Launch: A Skilfully Woven Knot by Michael Mayne

Fri 1 November 2019, 4:00 pm
Join Sarum College Bookshop for the launch of A Skilfully Woven Knot, the latest book based on the previously unpublished writings and lectures of the late Michael Mayne. The book is edited by Dr Joel Huffstetler, a leading scholar of Michael Mayne’s work. Free and Open to all, but booking is required. Refreshments will be served. To book phone 01722 326899 or email bookshop@sarum.ac.uk Read more

Cancelled: Book Launch: A Future That’s Bigger Than the Past by Samuel Wells

Wed 20 November 2019, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
It is with regret, that due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s book launch with Samuel Wells has been cancelled. Apologies to all who were looking forward to this evening. Read more

December 2019

Book Launch: Dear Magpies by Eve Bonham

Fri 6 December 2019, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join us to hear Eve Bonham talk about her new book, ‘Dear Magpies’. Eve has a MA in English from Dublin University and worked as an English teacher in Asia. She has been writing fiction for over 15 years and is the author of Madness Lies and other Stories, To the End of the Day and The Last Journey Homeward. Free but booking is required. Refreshments will be served. To book phone 01722 326899 or email bookshop@sarum.ac.uk Read more

January 2020

Resourcing a Good Lent 2020

Tue 14 January, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Resourcing a Good Lent with James Woodward Tuesday 14th January, 3pm An enjoyable and informative afternoon to prepare you for Lent! Bring a group from your Church for some Lent course inspiration James Woodward, Principle of Sarum College, will review the best of the new books and lent courses this year. This event is free and open to all, with refreshments provided. RSVP to the Bookshop, via bookshop@sarum.ac.uk, or call 01722 326899 Read more

Book Launch: My Sour Sweet Days by Mark Oakley

Fri 17 January, 6:30 pm
Mark Oakley reveals George Herbert as a fine companion with whom to examine the journey of the soul. His poems are ‘heart-work and heaven-work’, embracing love and closeness, anger and despair, reconciliation and hope. There is too an appealing and audacious playfulness about Herbert: he seems to take God on, knowing God will win, confident God will not abandon him. This sense of relationship with God as primarily friendship is one of many intriguing and healing aspects we are invited… Read more
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