Day of Prayer & Preparation amid the flurry of Christmas preparations

“Lord our God, help us to prepare for the coming of Christ your Son. May he find us waiting, eager in joyful prayer.”

Leader(s): Sr. Anne Hammersley

Venue: The Briery Retreat Centre
Date: Thursday 4th December 2014, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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“A Voice Crying in the Wilderness”

An opportunity to reflect on the wilderness of the human heart as the place of encounter with God “behold I will allure her and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her” (Hos 2:14)

Leader(s): Fr David Williams C.P.

Venue: The Briery Retreat Centre
Date: Friday 12th December 2014, to Sunday 14th December 2014

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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 24th January 2015, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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A Christian and a Muslim in Conversation

Ataullah Siddique and Christopher Lamb are both writers and practitioners on interfaith issues with a strong focus on working for understanding and trust between the members of their faiths in the UK.

Leader(s): Ataullah Siddique & Revd Christopher Lamb

Venue: The Mirfield Centre
Date: Saturday 14th February 2015, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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Singing the Story: A Day to Explore Music Written for the Passion

Does the music we use in church and in our concert halls during Lent keep us in touch with the great story of our salvation? From congregational hymns to the more elaborate compositions, do we remain ‘in tune with heaven’? The day will be thoughtful as well as practical – come prepared to sing!

Leader(s): Prof. Phil Wilby, Composer & Revd Canon Wendy Wilby, Organist and Director of Music

Venue: The Mirfield Centre
Date: Saturday 21st February 2015, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

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Faith on the Edge: the Church and the Open Door

Richard Carter is vicar of a church on the edge of Trafalgar Square with an ever open door. His work involves a ministry to the many homeless people, migrants and refugees who come to London seeking a future but then discover that the streets are not paved with gold. Richard will talk about the way spirituality and the church community can become a vital place of re-establishing belonging and identity and the way the poorest in our society can often become the most profound witnesses of the gospel.

Leader(s): Revd Richard Carter, Associate Vicar for Mission at St Martin in the Fields, London

Venue: The Mirfield Centre
Date: Thursday 26th February 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


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