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July 2018

Cancer: A Pilgrim Companion

Sat 7 July 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Statistically, 1 in 2 people will develop cancer at some point in their lives. Aside from the physical suffering that cancer causes, the disease may also lead to psychological, spiritual and social distress, not only for the ill but for those who surround and support them. In part, this is related to taboo that still haunts the disease, and the fear which it provokes. To understand the experience of the ill, this course will explore the history, science and taboo… Read more

September 2018

Beyond Tea and Biscuits: Extending Hospitality

Fri 14 September 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Assuming we mean more than just putting the kettle on or having friends over for dinner, what exactly do we mean by “hospitality” and what role does it play in a faithful, ethical life? This day session will look at the theology of hospitality and focus on biblical, historical, and contemporary examples of its practice. Through facilitated discussion and presentations, the day will be an opportunity to explore, interrogate, complicate, deconstruct, and re-define what we mean when we talk about… Read more

Listening to the Voices of Dementia: Learning from the Inside

Mon 17 September 2018, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
An opportunity to listen carefully to the experiences of people who are living with dementia to develop understanding through dialogue. The event should be helpful for people living with dementia, family members, professionals, volunteers, clergy and pastoral workers. Keynote speaker: Jennifer Bute (pictured above), a former GP from Southampton who retired when she was diagnosed with early onset dementia. Since then, she has given many talks and says that the experience of helping people to understand the condition has been… Read more

Poetry and Peace Building

Fri 21 September 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Approaching the centenary of the end of the first world war, this day will explore the pastoral role of poetry after trauma, and the power of words to heal the soul. In the wake of war the ‘pastoral’ language of a green and pleasant land no longer spoke to many people. What Rebecca Chopp has called the ‘poetics of testimony’ often takes a more fragmentary and challenging form, serving a pastoral role by giving voice to inexpressible experience. Contact Alison… Read more

Rediscovering our Creatureliness

Fri 21 September 2018, 6:00 pm to Sun 23 September 2018, 2:00 pm
To rediscover our creatureliness, we will begin by considering Darwin’s gift to Christian spirituality, so as to reassess the significance of our vulnerability and mortality, as well as the role of humankind in the created order. Two sessions, entitled ‘From souls to selfies’ and ‘Solidarity in suffering, sin and salvation’, will then focus on the contrary pulls, both in modern thought about human nature and in the history of Christian theology, of the solidarity of humankind, on the one hand,… Read more

2018 Niblett Memorial Lecture – Reimagine: The Role of the Church in the 21st Century

Sat 22 September 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
In the early years of the 16th century a young German monk by the name of Martin Luther came to believe that the shape of the established Church and its relationship to the State did not fit the needs of the world in which he was called to live and serve. He wrote a commentary to reimagine faith and Church, based around the work of Paul and the Epistle to the Romans. In the early years of the 20th century… Read more

October 2018

The Roots of Faith: Titular Churches in Rome from the 1st to 4th Century A.D.

Thu 4 October 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Titular Churches in Rome are some of the earliest churches in Europe. Beginning with the martyrdoms of St. Peter and St. Paul, the evening will trace the development of early House Churches to the magnificent basilicas we see today. Journey with us back through the centuries to the very roots of our faith. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Please note that the title and subject of this lecture… Read more

Lunchtime Concert: Westminster Soloists Ensemble

Fri 5 October 2018, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime concert with the Westminster Soloists Ensemble. Programme includes Mahler Piano Quartet, Movement in A minor. Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in the ticket price). Each concert lasts approximately 45 minutes. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Sarum Singing Break 2018

Fri 5 October 2018, 4:00 pm to Sun 7 October 2018, 4:00 pm
The Sarum Singing Break is for anyone who enjoys singing liturgical church music. The musical retreat begins with refreshments at 4pm on Friday 5 October, and ends on Sunday 7 October at 4pm. There will be evening sessions on the Friday and Saturday along with some free time on Saturday afternoon. “It was a great opportunity to sing a wide range of music, under expert direction, in good company and in an excellent venue.” A more detailed timetable will be… Read more

Sing Gregorian Chant

Sat 20 October 2018, 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. Using at first simple recitation in English, it includes also some of the rich heritage of more adventurous Latin chant. This course is open to all and all are welcome – singers and those afraid to sing but fascinated by the idea of the chant and interested in cultural history. Includes a session… Read more

Stanley Spencer’s Memorial Chapel at Burghclere

Mon 22 October 2018, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
See Spencer’s extraordinary visionary murals that memorialise the lives and the dead of World War One. The day includes a private group viewing of the chapel, accompanied by introductions to Spencer and the paintings. Then, after time for enjoying the gardens around the chapel and having a picnic lunch you will be led in a short service in the chapel on the theme of remembrance. Please note that this course is now fully booked. Contact Alison Ogden for all enquiries.… Read more

The Sarum Symposium

Mon 22 October 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
The Sarum Symposium is the exciting new direction for the annual Sarum Lectures. This event, in Salisbury Guildhall, will bring together a panel each year to discuss truth and narrative from diverse perspectives, reflecting on questions such as: How do stories help us to understand the world? What are the stories we tell ourselves and others? In what way is theology a narrative of truth? Months after Salisbury’s nerve agent attack and in the year marking the centenary of the end of WWI and… Read more

Jan van Eyck: Windows On Another World

Mon 29 October 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Jan van Eyck was one of the greatest painters of what has been called the Northern Renaissance. He introduced radically new styles of painting and left his peers astounded by his sheer artistic genius and his innovative treatment of his subject matter. He brought a heightened realism to his paintings and helped to shape the development of painting in Northern Europe for centuries to come. This lecture looks at some of his most beguiling, challenging and enigmatic paintings, including the… Read more

November 2018

Lunchtime Concert: Jenny Broome & Christine Lewry

Fri 2 November 2018, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime concert with Jenny Broome and Christine Lewry. A pot-pourri of French songs and harp solos. Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in the ticket price). Each concert lasts approximately 45 minutes. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

No Petticoats Here

Sun 4 November 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
A musical performance exploring the lives of inspirational First World War women through original songs and storytelling. Expect to hear songs that span the full range of human emotion from the triumphant waltz Pride of the Army about matron Ada Yorke, to the call to arms of Toil, Women, Toil – a marching song inspired by the army of women workers at Priddy’s Hard in Hampshire. Accompanying herself on guitar, keyboard and percussion Louise Jordan brings to life the stories of… Read more

Empathy and the Experience of Faith

Fri 9 November 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Using examples from literature, poetry, theology and film, this day will explore the idea that the shared experience of vulnerability, of woundedness, lies both at the heart of what it is to be human, and at the root of Christian faith. For Christians, faith is not a cognitive faculty, or a heard demand for obedience, or adherence to a law; it is an elicited response to the call to love. Ultimately, we are commanded, not to know or to obey,… Read more

Making the Most of Being Me: Practical Theology as a Resource for Self-development

Mon 19 November 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pierre-André Liégé, one of the foremost French theologians of the 20th century, influenced John XXIII and Paul VI, and sat on Vatican II committees with both the future John Paul II and Benedict VI. In the light of his challenging yet inspiring work, a lot of contemporary church life appears insipid, if not plain wet. This study day will combine an exploration of Liégé’s compelling vision with a live opportunity for participants to work with the questions: Where have I… Read more

Life or Death: Whose Decision? Exploring the Ethics of Assisted Dying

Tue 20 November 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This day will introduce participants to some of the questions, competing ethical theories and human stories that surround our ongoing disagreements about assisted dying. We shall have an opportunity to look at the divergence of public and political opinion about the law in this area and explore some of the choices that might be available to us. There will be an opportunity for some small group discussion and participants will be resourced with guidelines and information about the moral, ethical… Read more

Found Out: Being Real About Faith and Sexuality

Thu 22 November 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Our sexuality is key to our identity and wellbeing, and our faith journey. It is closely intertwined with our gender and our spirituality. You may be in a pastoral or a therapeutic role; you may be exercising ministry – lay or ordained; or you may be negotiating the complexities of an institutional religious setting where the underlying inherited values of the Christian community feel to be at odds with our wider social context. Or you may simply wish to reflect… Read more

December 2018

Lunchtime Concert: Christopher Guild

Fri 7 December 2018, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime concert with Christopher Guild. Crossing continents: music inspired by native cultures across the globe: featuring Debussy and Percy Grainger. Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in the ticket price). Each concert lasts approximately 45 minutes. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more
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