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January 2020

(temporarily closed) Art Exhibition: AWE: Paintings in Response to Creation

Mon 20 January, 9:00 am to Sat 11 April, 5:00 pm
Based on an experience of remote bothy life in Shetland, surrounding by sea and sky. Using this, Peronel experienced the rawness of elements which are the starting point for her paintings and drawings. Peronel Barnes is an award-winning painter based in Oxford, who has exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours where she collected the Outstanding Watercolour Award in 2011. Her work hangs in private and public collections across the world. Peronel… Read more

April 2020

(Cancelled) Transgender People: Feeling at Home in Your Church and Community

Fri 3 April, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Due to the Coronavirus, this event has been cancelled. See our official statement here. Many Churches want to be sensitive to the needs of trans people and their loved ones but are unsure how to do so. This course, based on what Christian trans people and those who love them have told us, will be helpful to churches and communities at the early stages of this specific journey of inclusion and those already on the way. Contact Alison Ogden for… Read more

May 2020

(Cancelled) Just Pay Attention… Appreciating the Poetry of Mary Oliver

Thu 7 May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Due to the Coronavirus, this event has been cancelled. See our official statement here. The late Mary Oliver is one of the most cherished and admired contemporary American poets. Her lucid and uncomplicated poems, inspired by nature and dog-walking in Cape Cod and Florida, the experience of friendship, love and grief, are a balm for the soul in a frenetic culture. ‘…a poet of wisdom and generosity whose vision allows us to look intimately at a world, not of our… Read more

July 2020

Embracing Vulnerability

Tue 7 July, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The course will explore themes within the Judeo-Christian tradition. Jennie had two brain haemorrhages as a child and subsequently developed sight-loss, paralysis and epilepsy. She will speak about the way in which the vocation of Christ forged a Way for her to tell her personal story of sickness and health. The course will explore themes within the Judeo-Christian tradition in relation to the human embodied experience, such as exile and exodus; darkness and light; lament and praise; vocation and servanthood.… Read more

October 2020

For Us Men and For Our Salvation? When Feminism, Ritual and Liturgy Collide

Thu 22 October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Much of the liturgy used in our church settings speaks overwhelmingly of male experience, language and shaping. Yet efforts to reimagine it have been deemed transgressive. This day offers an opportunity to explore together feminist words, liturgy and rituals. Liturgy and ritual are rich and beautiful gifts to enable, in part, the expression of human experience and Divine connection. Yet much of what is used in our church settings speaks overwhelmingly of male experience, language and shaping. There has been… Read more

Sing Gregorian Chant 2020

Sat 31 October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This day offers the chance to experience and sing Gregorian chant in a friendly context. An entertaining, informative and enjoyable experience structured around the monastic hour services. The theology of Gregorian chant is explored through singing it, for those with theological, historical or musical interests. Singing experience is welcome, but not necessary for the course. There will be a chance to sing a short service in the Trinity Chapel at Salisbury Cathedral. Using at first simple recitation in English, it… Read more

November 2020

The Spirituality of Space

Tue 3 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Christians are called to reach beyond place, beyond borders, boundaries and conventions, out into space. So, the Spirit impels Jesus after his baptism – into the wilderness. Where do we find that space and wilderness in our lives? We will try to discover a spirituality of space in our stories, in architecture, in art, poetry, and theology. There has been a renewed interest recently in the theology of place. But arguably Christians are called to reach beyond place, beyond borders,… Read more

Befriending Death?

Wed 11 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
How do we consider morality and prepare for death? This day aims to facilitate a conversation about this aspect of our shared ministry and introduce some resources to equip us all to continue to develop and grow in wisdom in his area of pastoral and spiritual work. This day is ideally suited for spiritual directors and anyone, lay or ordained, engaging in pastoral ministry. “Sensitively led, felt unhurried with plenty of time for reflection. A great opportunity for discussion.” Contact… Read more

Our Ministry of Health and Healing

Fri 13 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This day will explore the traditional healing ministry, look at the role of prayer, and explore the mission field. We shall reimagine Christian spiritual healing and the power of faith in helping individuals and building up the mission of the church. Jesus asks his disciples to grow the church and to heal. Today, we tend to be more comfortable doing the former, and we have lost our confidence to offer the gifts of the Christian Spiritual healing. In this teaching… Read more
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