Monday, 23 May 2011

God in all things: Spirituality taster course

God in all things

A ‘Taster’ Course in Spirituality

6, 13, 27 June, 4 July 2011 7.15 - 9.15pm
(coffee/tea available from 7pm)

St John’s Centre, Wrotham Road,
Meopham DA13 0AA
Here is an invitation to explore ways of listening and responding to the presence of God in our everyday lives. The evenings will explore different ways of praying, using some well-tried spiritual practices, and include resource material. There will be opportunity for meditation, quiet reflection, learning, sharing and worship - sometimes assisted by the use of music, art and poetry; and for those who wish individual discussion with a group facilitator will be available.
Open to anyone who thinks of themself as searching for God in any way, and introducing some of the themes of Christian spirituality.

Week 1 (6 June) ‘God around us’
Listening to God – a variety of approaches
Week 2 (13 June) ‘God in everyday
Listening to God in the everyday – with insights from the Ignatian way
Week 3 (27 June) ‘God in darkness’
Listening to God – the darker experiences of our lives
Week 4 (4 July) ‘God in our onward journey’
Listening to God – the call of the Spirit

Cost? £7.50 per session, or £25 for series of 4*

What next? Send your registration form and cheque to the Diocesan Office (address on form), put the dates in your diary, and we will look forward to seeing you there!
* Concessions for unwaged and students – please speak to Suzanne Carlsson.
Please return this form by 16 May 2011 to:
The Training Department, Diocesan Office, St Nicholas Church, Boley Hill, Rochester ME1 1SL

The course is open to all and is facilitated by members of the Diocesan Spirituality Network.

Any enquiries (this course) to:
Paul Stevens
116 Burnt Oak Lane
DA15 9BN
0208 300 2524

Any enquiries (Spirituality Network) to:
Susanne Carlsson
Coordinator of Spirituality
Eden Hall
Stick Hill
01342 850388

Friday, 20 May 2011

Taize Worship at Coxheath

Holy Trinity Church, Coxheath

Saturday 4th June

On Saturday morning 4th June there will be a time of Taizé worship in Holy Trinity Church, Coxheath. If you have not experienced this type of worship do come along; it is a beautiful time of quiet reflection and prayer with gentle music and the opportunity to light a candle.

Heath Road, Coxheath, Maidstone ME17 4BG

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Check out the Archdeaconry pages

Following a bit of advertising, details of regular services and events in parishes around the Diocese are starting to come in. I am adding these to the Archdeaconry pages - see links to the right headed "What's on in your area"- so you should be able to find something happening near where you live. For example, if you like Taize worship, why not try Rochester Cathedral on the first Sunday evening of each month, or you can join the "listening to God" sessions at Christ Church Orpington on the first Tuesday evening of the month. Seal - my church - holds a "Breathing Space" contemplative Communion on the third Sunday evening of the month, and St Lawrence Bidborough has a regular prayer corner available with a special focus for prayer for people who drop in during the day.

Does your church do something you'd like to let others know about?
If so, email the details to me, Anne Le Bas and I will post it on your Archdeaconry page. (Please check it is ok to do this with your parish priest, or whoever leads the service first, though!)

If you have a one-off service or event I will include that as a blog post on this page.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Myers Briggs introduction Workshop - places still available!

There are still places for the Myers Briggs introductory workshop on July 2nd - see here for details

Sign up soon if you'd like to go!