Monday, 28 March 2011

Cynthia Bourgeault at Silence in the City

Dr Cynthia Bourgeault will be speaking at Westminster Cathedral Hall on Tuesday 7th June 6.30 - 9.00pm and her theme will be "Encountering the Wisdom Jesus" and on Wednesday 8th June from 10am - 4.00pm "Deepening the Encounter with the Wisdom Jesus." Anyone wishing further information regarding the event, cost and availability, and about Cynthia Bourgeault herself, will find this on the following website

Myers Briggs introduction Workshop

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator MBTI Introduction Workshop
For those working with their Spiritual Journey

Saturday 2nd July 2011

11.00 am - 4.00 pm Coffee and tea provided – please bring your own lunch
To be held at Holy Trinity Church Lamorbey 1 Hurst Rd Sidcup Kent DA15 9AE.
Led by Sue Wilson (Registered MBTI practitioner) Fee:- £40 payable in advance. For details please contact Lynne Buckley Pastoral Assistant at Holy Trinity Lamorbey

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a self-report questionnaire, based on Carl Gustav Jung’s Psychological Types theory of individuation, developed by a mother and daughter, Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers. The MBTI helps people to: understand self and others, appreciate differences in self and others, look at potential areas for growth and become more effective.

Sue Wilson has been a registered MBTI practitioner for the past 15 years. She first started using it when she was a trainer at the BBC. The one day Introduction to MBTI workshop is based on exploring the different aspects of our personalities in a positive way. Before the workshop, each participant will receive a questionnaire and an answer sheet to fill in. There are no right or wrong answers – just what instinctively comes to mind. It takes about 30 minutes. The answer sheets will show what preferences have been reported. It is NOT a test. Each questionnaire is the property of the person who filled it in.
The workshop looks at how and why the MBTI came into being, the different ways we prefer to re- energise ourselves, take in information and then make decisions and finally looks at the way it can be another tool for us on our Spiritual Journey. It is by understanding our strengths and growing points and how it feels to stand in someone else’s shoes that we are able to develop and therefore know God more deeply.
If any participant has completed the MBTI questionnaire before, it is still very profitable to do it again as our personalities are not static. Handouts are included for future reference - the MBTI is a life long helper.

At foot speed

"Slow down, you move too fast; you gotta make the morning last..." sang Simon and Garfunkel in the 1960's. Life seems to have got even faster since then, with instant communication, high speed travel and fast food. In this article , "At Foot Speed" from the US United Church of Christ , Felix Carrion urges us to move "at foot speed. " It reminds me of the old Bedouin saying that the soul can't travel faster than a camel can walk. (I don't know how fast that is, but I'm sure it's a lot slower than the pace at which many people hurtle around the world today!) How about taking some time today to walk "at foot speed" - after all, Jesus almost never moved faster than this (except for the occasional boat or donkey ride) and he seemed to get plenty of effective work done... And here's another article, which warns us of what we might miss if we're too intent on getting where we going to notice what's around us on the way...

Monday, 21 March 2011

Art and Christian Spirituality

Rochester Spirituality Network invites you to a talk and practical workshop about:

Art and Christian Spirituality
Saturday 4 June 2011
Christ Church, Orpington, 10am - 1pm

Poet Sarah Fordham will share how she has experienced art and spirituality as ‘companions along the way’* of her own life. The talk will be followed by a practical poetry and art workshop with Sarah and artist Sue Orange.Those who would like to are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to share after the workshop

Bookings: 01634 560000 email:

Sarah Fordham has for many years pursued her interest in contemplative art - through her own creative writing, her studies and facilitating others to express themselves with words. She has worked with a wide variety of people from prisons and rehabs, to cathedrals and schools.