Swaledale Good Friday Walk & Worship

Join members of Swaledale Christian Council for a short service at Keld Chapel before walking to Grinton (20km, 12.5 miles). The walk ends with a service at St Andrew’s, Grinton. Dogs on a lead welcome.

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Venue: Keld Countryside and Heritage Centre
Date: Friday 3rd April 2015, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

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The Gospel of John from Hebrew Eyes

Why were there 7 ‘I AM’ sayings, and ‘signs’, and 7 ‘witnesses’ and other fascinating questions? These sessions are led by John Barnett, a Jewish believer in Jesus, who read Theology at Oxford and has taught how to study the Bible from a Hebrew perspective for the past 20 years.

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Venue: Cherry Burton Church Hall
Date: Wednesday 15th April 2015, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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Celebrity, Theology & Mission

Leader(s): Mark Roques, West Yorkshire School of Christian Studies

Venue: St Mark's Harrogate
Date: Saturday 18th April 2015, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Harrogate School of Theology & Mission Live Lecture

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An Introduction to Iconography

At the heart of Eastern Orthodox spirituality, Icons have been described as “windows into eternity”; are rich in symbolism and have become increasingly popular in western churches as focus for meditative prayer. Led by Andrew DeSmet, we will look at the process by which icons are created, their place in Orthodox worship and spirituality, the symbolism of icons. Includes led meditations on individual icons, with some quiet time.

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Venue: South Leeds Oasis
Date: Saturday 18th April 2015, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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New Monasticism: Ancient Discipleship for a Post-Modern Age.

In recent years there has been an upsurge in the formation of monastic groups. Led by Revd Daniel French and Fran Wakefield, we explore: What are they? Who joins them? How do they impact on the local church? How can they help us go deeper with God in our parish life? God is not just for Sundays, but for all of life.

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Venue: Wydale Hall
Date: Thursday 23rd April 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Encountering the New Testament

Over two Saturdays, this short module will equip you for a deeper understanding and more challenging engagement with the New Testament. Led by Mark Powley, Director of St Barnabas Theological College, the course introduces new ways of studying the Bible and insights into the life of Jesus and His Kingdom message.

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Venue: St George's Centre
Date: Saturday 25th April 2015, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Writing Down the Soul: Charting Life’s Journey on the Page

A day discovering how writing and creativity is a way of unearthing the soul and charting our life’s journey. We will explore how the imagination might be a key to unpacking the presence of the spirit in our lives.

Leader(s): Adrian Scott, Author and poet

Venue: The Mirfield Centre
Date: Saturday 25th April 2015, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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“Change! Over my dead body!” says Jesus “A Christian Reflection”

Led by Dawn Jenkins: An opportunity to look at change, how we react to it and ways of dealing with it. There will be refections on how God wants change and transformation in us all so we can become the person he created us to be

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Venue: St Peters Church Hall
Date: Saturday 25th April 2015, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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New Wine Worship Conference

A day with speakers and workshops for worship leaders, worship teams, or anyone wanting to grow in their worship of God.

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Venue: St George's Centre
Date: Saturday 9th May 2015, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm

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Encountering the New Testament

Over two Saturdays, this short module will equip you for a deeper understanding and more challenging engagement with the New Testament. Led by Mark Powley, Director of St Barnabas Theological College, the course introduces new ways of studying the Bible and insights into the life of Jesus and His Kingdom message.

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Venue: St George's Centre
Date: Saturday 16th May 2015, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

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The Little Flowers of St. Francis (Fioretti)

The Little Flowers of St. Francis, or Fioretti, date from the early 14th century. They contain stories and legends from the life of St Francis and the friars. Led by Revd Dr Kenneth Carveley we consider: How might the Fioretti guide us in being who we are and how we are?

Leader(s): Revd Dr Kenneth Carveley

Venue: The Mirfield Centre
Date: Thursday 11th June 2015, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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Children’s Spirituality: What it is and why it matters

This day offers fresh and deep insights into children’s spirituality. An enjoyable mix of interactive talks by an expert in the field plus workshops (Godly Play, Prayer Spaces). Of interest to all, especially those involved in children’s work.

Leader(s): Dr Rebecca Nye, researcher, consultant and trainer in the field of children’s spirituality

Venue: Chapel Alleton Methodist Church
Date: Saturday 13th June 2015, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

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Mental Health Awareness Day

It’s estimated that one in four of us have mental health issues of one sort or another. Led by Roy Shaw, Jackie Tonkin & Annie Borthwick: This day aims to increase your understanding of, and response to, mental health issues, as they bear on those affected and their carers, covering issues in working age adults and the elderly.

Leader(s): by Roy Shaw, Jackie Tonkin & Annie Borthwick

Venue: Old Malton Community Centre
Date: Monday 15th June 2015, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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The Lord who is with us, and our discipleship

Led by Fr John Farrell OP: Using stories from the gospels we will explore the questions at the heart of our faith: Who is this One who is with us? Who are we who follow?

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Venue: The Briery Retreat Centre
Date: Wednesday 17th June 2015, to Wednesday 24th June 2015

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Contemplative Prayer & Meditation

Rooted in the scriptures and the early Church, contemplative prayer encourages us to set aside time to be still and listen to God. As a method of prayer it is both an active relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. In this session Chris Collingwood (Canon Chancellor, York Minster) shares his experience of the principles and practice of Christian meditation.

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Venue: St Nicholas Church
Date: Thursday 9th July 2015, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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Buckets and Spades: A Summer Quiet Day

As the summer season is here, you are invited share in a time of exploration. Led by Revd Sue Sowden, we will travel along a pilgrim route towards a new destination in faith as we explore in stillness and reflect in different ways. Come and relax with us, or find excitement in Christ with us, or simply soak in all that is offered and know the joy of fellowship in Christ. What will you put in your bucket for when the cold days strike and what will you create as you dig in the sands of time?

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Venue: South Leeds Oasis
Date: Saturday 25th July 2015, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Keld and the First World War

Drawing on recent research into the four men named on the Keld war memorial, Gillian Figures explores life in Keld during WW1 and its impact upon families living at the head of the dale.

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Venue: Keld Chapel
Date: Saturday 12th September 2015, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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