Thursday, 7 January 2016

News and events from the London Spirituality Centre

New Year, New Offerings - London Spirituality Centre

We hope that you all had a restful and wonderful Christmas and New Year.  The Centre is now open again as usual and we are excited to be offering some wonderful courses and workshops in 2016.   Along with these workshops, we are offering two weekly prayer sessions that anyone is welcome to drop in and come to. Every Wednesday from 1 - 1:30pm we will have a lunch time prayer session led by a spiritual director and on Mondays from 1 - 2pm we have Contemplative Prayer, led by Sister Catherine Quane. 

MBTI Follow Up Day
Living the spirituality of  our daily lives  

Saturday 13 February 2016, 11 -4pm
Cost: £45

This Follow-up workshop is for those who have completed the introduction to MBTI and feel comfortable in their psychological type.

The day is for those who are working in the area of spirituality – perhaps as Spiritual Directors or in some sort of counselling or listening capacity. There will be a short resume of the MBTI and then move on to looking at the different components which make up the MBTI from the point of view of spiritual gifts. Communication, prayer preferences and finding God in new ways will be explored.  Read more and book

All Kinds of Ways of Praying

All Kinds of Ways of Praying
Led by Rosey Feuell
Monday evenings
6 – 8.30pm
Cost of the course is £80 for either part 1 or part 2 and £140 for the whole course.

Part 1 - Lent: Mondays 22, 29 February, 7,14 March 2016
Part 2 -  June 6,13, 20, 27 June, 2016

This Course is designed for people who may be familiar with traditional prayer times and methods, but would like to be more adventurous and creative in their approach and possible follow-up activities, relating prayer to their own needs and personal expression.
In this Course you will experiment with many different ways of praying - all of which are flexible and allow scope for you to include areas and materials important to your particular way of life and calling. An important aim is to provide varied opportunities for you to develop your own “spiritual self-expression” and individual style(s) of prayer.

The Course will:
• offer a combination of solitary and group work
• invite discussion and sharing to the extent you feel comfortable
• provide reflective and non-interpretative approaches
• encourage you to grow in prayer

The Course is open to people of all Christian traditions, those of other faith groups, and any who are seeking refreshment and greater depth in their prayer. It could be especially helpful to those who work with individuals and/or small groups where conventional prayer sessions are less appropriate. It could also offer ideas and inspiration for those alongside people with particular needs or interests as many approaches can be adapted to a variety of occasions.

The Course is divided into two separate parts, with two months between parts, to allow time for participants to develop some of their discoveries over Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost, in both private and public prayer activity.

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Developing Direction - Being in Pain

Developing Direction  -  Being in Pain
with Sr. Rachel Overton
Friday 5 February, 2016  11 - 4pm

Chronic pain (ie on-going pain) has a tendency to narrow down our ability to experience life. In a society that seems to proclaim it’s right to be ‘pain-free’, how do we enable others to ‘be’ in pain and yet remain open to the abundance of life, and what are the challenges for us in meeting with them?

Sr Rachel is a solitary religious living in Peterborough. With a background in medicine and management of chronic pain, she now works as a spiritual director and retreat leader and is the Bishop’s advisor for spirituality for the Diocese of Peterborough. Read more and book 

Goodbye from Gaynor

I would like to thank everyone at the Centre for all the kind cards, flowers and pressies and warm wishes.  I'm moving on from being the Encounter Administrator, but passing the role on to the delightful Kathy Redington.  You'll still see me around at the centre - I hope to come to some of the upcoming centre events and occasions!


Gaynor Harper


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 are quiet areas for reading and prayer; second hand books for sale; and refreshments.

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