Awareness as to where you are
Mary Jo Radcliffe
17th June 2017, 10 am to 4.00 pm
Mary Jo is a regular contributor to our programme and we are deeply grateful that she can join us again in 2017. A day with her is always a beautiful experience, framed by her wisdom and compassion that allows deep reflection and insight. During this day we will be exploring and sharing the value of living in the present moment and discovering what feeds our body, mind and Spirit. What is it that can lift the heart and soul?
After a long term commitment Mary Jo re-orientated her life and developed a passion for the Spiritual dimension in our lives both personally and collectively. Her desire is to enable each one to live as fully as possible within the circumstances in which they find themselves.
Believing in butterflies: a journey of transformation
1st July 2017, 10 am to 4.00 pm
The human journey is potentially a journey of transformation, and the caterpillar can help us see how this might be happening. The caterpillar can have no idea of the butterfly it is becoming, or of the hazards that lie along the way. What about us and where are we now? Are we complacent caterpillars, thoughtlessly consuming the world around us? Or are we struggling in the dark and messy meltdown of the chrysalis? Are we drifting through life in the belief that nothing much will ever change? During this day of reflection we will explore the great metamorphosis of spiritual evolution in which we are actually engaged, and how we can help to birth our inner butterfly and become co-creators of a different kind of future for humanity.
Margaret is the author of a number of books for 21st century spiritual pilgrims and describes herself as a spiritual explorer. Formerly employed in the IT industry, she now spends much of her time travelling nationally and internationally leading retreats, workshops and days of reflection. She works ecumenically, across and beyond traditional denominational divisions, and is passionate about making Christian spirituality accessible through the events and experiences of everyday life. She is a mother and grandmother and lives in Staffordshire.
The Joy of Love in Marriage and Family
We will have more details soon. This event will be supported by Chemin Neuf.
Exploring the Parables of Jesus
11, 18 and 25 October, 7.30 to 9.30 pm
Joe Mulrooney is a retired lecturer in Biblical Studies at Heythrop College. Join him for a series of evening sessions that will deepen your experience and understanding of the stories told by Jesus.
Coping with the demands of modern life; how faith and science can help
28th October, 10 am to 4 pm.
Life is increasingly ambiguous, volatile and uncertain, and it’s easy to feel over-whelmed by its pressures and demands. In this session you will learn simple practices, grounded in both contemporary neuroscience, and spiritual wisdom, that can help you to cope with more grace.
Jonathan Males is a psychologist and executive coach who helps people in all walks of life, ranging from Olympic athletes to senior business leaders, to know themselves better, deliver in their roles, and fulfil their potential. For more on his approach read his blog post A Leadership Manifesto.
Revd David Nash and readers
3rd November, 7.30 to 9.30 pm
Prebendary David Nash is the retired Rector of Monken Hadley. He had been a parish priest in North London for many years and through his interest in poetry has contributed many articles writing about his favourite poems.