Monday, 23 March 2015

Easter events at the London Spirituality Centre

Easter Closing & April Events

Eclipse In the City

Although cloud cover meant that we at the Centre in London were not able to fully experience the Eclipse on Friday, it was still a reminder of the power and awesomeness of nature.  Throughout the Easter Season with the gradual re-awakening of spring, we can feel ourselves begin to bask again in the warmth of the sun and the green shoots that are beginning to emerge   Our April and May programme is full of warmth and soul connection. 
Over the Easter Week, we will be closed from the Thursday 2nd April to Friday 10th April [inclusive].  We look forward to welcoming visitors again when we re-open on the 13th April. 

Next Week!

String Quartet - Free Lunchtime Performance
Wednesday 1st April, 1:10 - 2:10pm
The Seven Last Words from the Cross by Joseph Haydn

This beautiful work by Haydn, performed last Easter at the Centre to a very appreciative audience, is becoming an Easter tradition at the Centre. We do hope you can join us. Bring your lunch and tea and coffee will be available.  Read more and book


Workshops to inspire

Introduction to MBTI with Sue Wilson
Four consecutive Thursdays beginning 16 April

Includes the cost of Myers-Briggs questionnaires and assessment by Sue Wilson

Sue Wilson's workshops provide an introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a system of psychometric questions designed to measure psychological preferences that determine how people perceive the world and make decisions. This is the prerequisite to Sue Wilson's workshops for those working in Spiritual Guidance.  Read more and book 

Writing with Soul
Saturday 16 May 2015

led by Annette Kaye and Janette Simpson

Many of us long to express in writing what we deeply feel and experience, yet become stuck when we try to access that authentic Soul voice within.
Whether an absolute beginner or seasoned writer, this fun interactive day is designed to help you connect with and liberate your true writing voice through a variety of practical and imaginative exercises. As well as input from the facilitators and individual writing time, there will be opportunities to share and encourage each other.  Read more and book

Events in these series continue...

Open Soul Space 2015 
Monday 13th April 2015, 5.45-7.30pm
Led by Annette Kaye and Julian Maddock

The sessions offer participants a way to explore and deepen their prayer practice. Although offered in a Christian context, it is open to anyone of any faith wishing to explore and discover. Read more and book 

Spiritual Practices in World Faiths,
18 May 2015, 6:30 - 8:30pm,
Facilitated by Dr Usama Hasan of the Quillan Foundation
We are pleased to announce another in our ongoing series.  At this evening we will be discussing Islam with the facilitator for the evening being Dr Usama Hasan of the Quillan Foundation 
Sessions are free, but please consider making a donation to further the Centre's work if you can.  Read more and book your place

And of course, Developing Direction

The Naming of Cats
Charism and Personal Vocation

Julie Dunstan, Director of Encounter
Friday 1 May 2015, 11am - 4pm

This will be a day to re-affirm the gift of spiritual direction within the church and also to name and celebrate our individual and unique charism within the ministry.  Read more and book 

Brief Encounter
Mark Godson
Friday 5th June 2015, 11am-3.45pm

Brief spiritual direction focusses on the present, looking for ways that God is creating possibilites in a person's life at this moment. Read more and book

Open Evenings

Are you called to Spiritual Direction? Or perhaps your directee or someone you know?
Two three-year courses offered at the Centre will hold free open evenings for those interested in finding out more about becoming a spiritual director. Click on the courses / dates below for more information.
Thursday 14th May, 6pm to 7:30pm - Encounter
Tuesday 19th May,  2pm to 4pm - Ignatian Spirituality Course


Meanwhile, we've been earning over at easyfundraising!

The year is off to a good start with the effortless earnings we receive from easy fundraising. Each participating online retailer donates part of what's spent by our supporters (once signed up) to our cause. Any purchase no matter how small nets a percentage, and it all adds up.

We've had an email from easyfundraising reminding us that bigger purchases net bigger donations (that figures). Such as holidays: 3 out of 4 supporters don't know they can raise big donations when booking their holiday online via easyfundraising. If you might be tempted to give it a try, sign up to join easyfundraising before booking your next holiday and see what your holiday could give to our good cause!

Helping the Centre
 Donations and legacy giving provide invaluable support.  Read more here and find out how you can help.
Venue Hire
The Centre is available for one-to-one rooms, small group bookings and charity events. Read more about venue hire here.


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 approximately 10:30am to 3:30pm offering a peaceful and contemplative resource.

There are quiet areas for reading and prayer; second hand books for sale; and fresh coffee. 

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