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March 2018

Book Launch with James Steven

Thu 8 March 2018, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Join Sarum College Bookshop for the launch of James Steven’s book from the Joint Liturgical Studies, Ambrose of Milan on Baptism: A study of De Sacramentis and De Mysteriis. James Steven is Academic Dean and Coordinator for the Centre for Liturgy and Worship at Sarum College. He is a leading scholar in the fields of contemporary worship and the theological dimensions of liturgical practice. Read more

Morning of Children’s Books and More!

Tue 27 March 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join Sarum College Bookshop for a morning with Salisbury author Pam Pointer and teacher and author David Gatward, authors of Help! I’m a New Mum! and Help! I’m a New Dad! – books of honest shouts and whispers to God about all things baby. There will be displays of beautiful children’s books, for babies to teens, ideas for baptism presents and Easter cards. Pam Pointer, is the author of a number of non-fiction books, plus two books of poetry. She also writes… Read more

May 2018

Church Times Festival of Poetry with Sarum College

Sat 5 May 2018 to Sun 6 May 2018
This Spring sees the first ‘Church Times Festival of Poetry’ partnering with Sarum College. With talks on the value of poetry, poetry and prayer, the war poets in 2018, as well as poetry readings from the early morning to late night in the Victorian Chapel, it will be a wonderful to immerse yourself in poetry this Spring. We will be in the beautiful surroundings of Sarum College for the weekend, with all tickets including delicious lunches prepared on-site with local… Read more

Poetry Reading with Hilary Davies

Fri 11 May 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Join Sarum College Bookshop for a poetry reading with Hilary Davies. Hilary Davies is an award winning poet, Royal Literary Fund Fellow and former Chairman of the Poetry Society. Her fourth collection, Exile and the Kingdom, was published by Enitharmon in autumn 2016. This poetry reading forms part of a day course Alison Webster is co-leading at Sarum College, The Poet as a Priest: David Jones. The day explores his thought and work and individual priestly-poetic vocations. Read more

A Kind of Belonging: Songs and Readings from Andrew Rumsey

Fri 18 May 2018, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join Sarum College Bookshop for an evening of songs and readings from Andrew Rumsey. Andrew Rumsey is the Rector of Oxted in Surrey. He is also an author and songwriter. His books include the volume of poetry Homing In. He will be reading from his recent book Parish: An Anglican Theology of Place (SCM Press) which looks at the history and importance of the parish system, and adding anecdotes and place-related songs. Tickets are £3 to include a glass of… Read more

June 2018

Unlocking the Church: The Lost Secrets of Victorian Sacred Space

Tue 19 June 2018, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Join Sarum College Bookshop for the launch of Professor William Whyte’s new book, Unlocking the Church: The Lost Secrets of Victorian Sacred Space. How did the Victorians regard our churches, and how do we treat our church buildings today? What can we learn from the Victorians? William Whyte is Professor of Social and Architectural History and Vice President of St John’s College, Oxford. Free and open to all, glass of wine included. RSVP to bookshop@sarum.ac.uk or 01722 326899 Read more

October 2018

National Poetry Day at Sarum College Bookshop

Thu 4 October 2018
Come and browse Sarum College Bookshop’s poetry shelves. Find a new poet or anthology to enjoy! Read more

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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