Friday, 26 March 2021

Living under a Dark Cloud: Discernment during the Pandemic March 30

 Living under a Dark Cloud

Discernment during the Pandemic

 

30th of March 2021 10.00 - 12.30 on zoom

 

Led by Susanne Carlsson

 

As we are slowly coming out of lockdown this session will give an opportunity to reflect on how the pandemic has had an impact on our discernment.

Last year has also connected us in a special way to the mysteries of Holy Week.

The input will draw on the wisdom of St Ignatius of Loyola and the tools from the Spiritual Exercises. There will also be space to share our experience.

Susanne Carlsson is the Advisor for Spirituality for Rochester Diocese and a consultant for Spirituality in Canterbury Diocese. 

 

To book contact Susanne Carlsson and you will be sent a link for the Zoom meeting. Donations are welcome to support the work of spirituality in Rochester Diocese at this time.  susannecarlssons@hotmail.co.uk  07795167603

Thursday, 18 March 2021

St Benedicts reopens for day visitors

 

St Benedict's to re-open


The team at the St Benedict's Centre are delighted to say that they will be reopening again from next week, for individual day guests.

Full risk precautions are in place. Guests will have their own room with facilities for making hot drinks.

The Pilgrim Chapel is open for private prayer and guests may join the Abbey community for their offices during the day. The cost of a day is £10.

If you would like to book please contact Rev Jane Winter on bookings@stbenedictscentre.org   A warm welcome awaits you at the Centre.

Reflection and learning opportunities

 

A Lenten Quiet Day -  ‘Hunkering down – trusting the soil beneath the snow’, Thursday 18 March 10.30am - 2.30pm

Rochester Diocese Spirituality Network invites you to this online session led by Sue Smith & Margaret
Wooding Jones 

To book contact Susanne Carlsson on susannecarlssons@hotmail.co.uk

Although sessions are free, donations are welcome, in order to support the work of spirituality in Rochester Diocese at this time.

 

Living under a Dark Cloud: Discernment during the Pandemic, 30 March, 10am - 12.30pm
 
As we are slowly coming out of lockdown this session will give an opportunity to reflect on how the pandemic has had an impact on our discernment.

The input will draw on the wisdom of St Ignatius of Loyola and the tools from the Spiritual Exercises.

There will also be space to share our experience. 
 
To book contact email: 
susannecarlssons@hotmail.co.uk /  07795167603 
 
Divestment and Investment for Climate Justice - Thursday 25 March, 7pm to 8.30pm 
 
The Anglican Communion Environmental Network, Operation Noah, Christian Aid, Tearfund and Eco-congregation Scotland invite you to a webinar entitled COP26, Divestment and Investment for Climate Justice.
 
With inspiring speakers from across the Anglican Communion, an opportunity to find out how you can get involved in campaigning for divestment in your local church, diocese and at a national level ahead of COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021.

Register here
Nature and the Environment - our mental health - Thursday 13 May, 6pm – 7pm
 
During Mental Health Week, the Diocese of Canterbury's Environment Group invite you to join this session on how nature helps with our mental health.

Guest speakers include Dr Caroline Jessel - NHS England Lead for the South Regional Sustainability and Health Network and Stevie Rice - CEO of West Kent Mind. 

To register click here

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Lockdown online guided retreat


   

Lockdown 
Online Guided Retreat
27 April - 8th May 2020

The Spirituality Network in Rochester Diocese is organising an online guided retreat in this time of self-isolation, for those of you who feel drawn to spending more time in prayer. 
You are simply encouraged to put aside some time each day for prayer. You will be paired with a spiritual accompanier, who will either phone you, or make contact via computer, at the same time each day for 20–30 minutes. The intention is for you to listen to God through praying with scripture and in talking and reflecting with your accompanier, who will listen and may suggest various scripture passages for you to use. 
The dates and length of the retreat will be flexible between the   27th of April – 8th of May (we recommend 4-5 days) and it will       be up to you to arrange with the spiritual accompanier the        dates and times you meet.  
If you are interested, whether or not you have done anything like this before, please do feel free to be in touch to find out more. 
If you would like to find out more, or to book a place, please contact Susanne Carlsson susannecarlssons@hotmail.co.uk 07795167603

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

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Thursday, 19 March 2020

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: In their own words: Day 21

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