Sunday, 30 November 2014

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Sing Christmas

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Sing Christmas: Introduction For most people Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without its familiar music. Even Richard Dawkins is reputed to have a soft s...

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Sing Christmas Nov 30

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Sing Christmas Nov 30: O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoic...

Friday, 28 November 2014

Encounter: training in Spiritual Direction

Encountering Spiritual Direction

God can be discovered most deeply in those moments when we encounter our truest self...
When we are open to  the challenge and gift of the other; and when we allow the wisdom of the tradition to illuminate our experience. 

Encounter, a formation programme in spiritual direction, explores all three dimensions as it develops the art of listening and discernment.  Might you or someone you know feel called to this vital ministry?

Applications are currently being accepted for entry in 2015.

If you would like to know more:

follow this link to the course webpage

there will be two open evenings in the New Year where you can meet tutors and discuss your calling 22 January 2015 and 14 May 2015

The full course brochure may be downloaded here

Questions may be directed to the Encounter Administrator, Gaynor Harper
Please use these social links to share with others

Just Announced:
Monday 19 January 2015
6.30 - 8pm
Meet the Author The Rev'd Ruth Scott

A new event in our Free Series of Author's Talks
Star of Good Morning Sunday and author of The Power of Imperfection (SPCK 2014) in her spare time, Ruth eats fire...
follow this link for more details

Last chance to book our remaining events of 2014...

Developing Direction Series
Revisiting the Spiritual Exercises:
is there anything new?

Friday 5 December 11am - 4pm 

Led by Susanne Carlsson
Cost is £40
A day to explore the Spiritual Exercises within the context of on going spiritual direction. Previous knowledge of the exercises is helpful but not essential.
More details and reserve your place here

Monday 8 December 5.45 - 7.30pm
Open Soul Space
The last Open Soul Space of 2014 will be held on the 2nd Monday in December. Follow this link to book and click on the year if you would like to know the dates for 2015

Free Lunchtime Concert
Baroque Woodwind Quartets

Friday 12 December 2014
Bring your lunch!
It helps us to know how many people plan to come. If you are able to, please book, here. (it's free!)

The Centre will close from 18 December
and reopen 5 January 2015

There are two three-year courses in Spiritual Direction offered at the Centre. Several Open Evenings are planned in 2015 for those interested in speaking with tutors and course directors to find out more.

Dates for Open Soul Space 2015
are now available

Second Mondays monthly (except August)
follow this link for more details

Volunteer Opportunities

Everyone who visits knows our volunteers Helen Christina and Tania Powell, who help us to keep the church open on weekdays - we couldn't do it without them. Do you have secret skills? We'd like to hear from volunteers with DIY, A/V and hospitality skills. Please get in touch if you would like to help. 

And a reminder that giving to the Centre is effortless - and free - if you route your online shopping through easyfundraising. 

The Church of St Edmund, the home to the Spirituality Centre is open from Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 4.00pm offering a peaceful and contemplative resource.
There is the labyrinth that may be walked; quiet areas for reading and prayer; second hand books for sale; and refreshments.
The Church is closed from December 19 to January 5 inclusive.

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