Saturday, 10 March 2012

Seeking the Risen Christa

This day is being run in partnership with the Rochester Theological Society
 16 March,1000 - 1600hrs at St Andrew Paddock Wood. 

Seeking the Risen Christa
During this day, we’ll explore a range of images and different associated meanings of the Christa – the female Christ-figure developed by feminist theologians and artists over the past few decades, but also reaching back into ancient Christian tradition.  We will explore the development of the idea and see what it might mean to us today, how it might challenge and inspire us.   We will particularly explore the question of why most images of the Christa have been of suffering, crucified figure, and why imaging a risen Christa may be particularly important for women and men in this time.

The day will use a range of learning methods, and draw particularly on visual images and on poetry expressing different facets of the Christa.  It will be theologically challenging and creative, and spiritually nourishing, with a reflective element.   There will be time and space for making your own individual and group responses to the material.

Nicola Slee is a poet and theologian based at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham.   She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Seeking the Risen Christa (SPCK, 2011) and Presiding Like a Woman (SPCK, 2010, co-edited with Stephen Burns).  Apart from her work at Queen’s, where she co-ordinates the MA in Applied Theological Studies and supervises research students, she has a wide freelance portfolio including retreat work, spiritual direction, speaking engagements and consultancy.

Free to clergy or £5 to others, bring a packed lunch.

Once you have registered online you will need to send a booking from to the Training Department. To download a form click here

Friday, 9 March 2012

God in All Things - A taster course in Spirituality

God in all things

A ‘Taster’ Course in Spirituality

11th, 18th, 25th June, 2nd July 2012
and a Reunion on 10th September

Christchurch, Milton-next Gravesend,
Old Road East, Gravesend DA12 1NV

A series of four Monday evenings exploring some of the themes of Christian Spirituality (followed by a reunion evening in September)

Open to anyone who is searching for God in any way, and introducing some of the themes of Christian spirituality.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Stations of the Cross at St Luke, Gillingham

 Fridays 16th/23rd/30th March
Stations of the Cross
A traditional Lenten devotion, taking about 30 minutes, consisting of a walk around the Church stopping at each of the 14 Stations which depict an aspect of Our Lord's Passion and Death.  The service includes appropriate Bible readings, meditations, prayers and hymns.
St. Luke the Evangelist
Sidney Road
Gillingham ME7 1PA

Friday, 2 March 2012

Hungry for Prayer

'Hungry for Prayer'.
A prayerful feast for Lent!
The Anglican and Methodist Church of St. Andrew, Paddock Wood are holding a Prayer Day on Saturday 17th March, from 10.00am to 3.00 pm.
There will be sessions looking at, and the opportunity to join in with, a Prayer Walk, walking a Labyrinth, Lectio Divina, using imagination and silence, Centering Prayer and the Lord's Prayer.  Come along for the whole day or for just part.

The London Centre for Spirituality

The London Centre for Spirituality in Lombard Street runs a wide variety of courses and events which are open to all.
You can find a leaflet with their 2012 events here.

Their website is here.

There are more details about an upcoming course on Spiritual Direction and the Ordinand below.

Spiritual Direction and the Ordinand

Spiritual Direction and the Ordinand:
Equipping Spiritual Directors in their work with those exploring Ordination within the

Saturday 24th March 2012
10.30am - 4.30pm
Fee: £40

London Centre for Spirituality
Church of St Edmund the King
Lombard Street
London EC3V 9EA

This is a one day event aimed at practicing Spiritual Directors who are in continuing supervision and
wish to equip themselves with a greater understanding of the ordination process. We will take time to
look at strengthening the Spiritual Director in the work of accompanying people in the ordination
journey. We will also explore the discernment process required in the calling to the ordained ministry.
The day will include:
Lecture style input
Role play
Group Discussion

It is intended that participants will leave with a better understanding of the Ordination procedure and how
best they, as Spiritual Directors, can support their directees through the process, what ever its outcome.
Antonia Lynn
Julian Maddock
Sue Wilson