27 October 10 am to 4 pm
Forgiving can be easy to say and harder to do. Yet its practice lies at the heart of being Christian. This workshop will help you explore forgiveness and develop simple practices for forgiving others and yourself. This leads to more freedom, joy and gratitude within your life. There will be periods of individual reflection, reading, guided exercises, and conversation in small groups. We will maintain a safe and confidential environment, and you won’t be asked to share anything that you prefer not to.
Jonathan Males PhD is a psychologist, executive coach and spiritual director who helps people in all walks of life to know themselves better and fulfil their potential.
2nd November 2nd 7 pm to 9.30 pm
SORRY – Poetry evening is cancelled
Looking towards Advent
Jo Chambers snd
The seven beautiful ‘O Antiphons’ come upon us (17th to 23rd December) as we endure the busiest time before Christmas Day. We will spend an evening of contemplative reflection on these 7 inspiring Antiphons – with a short time for personal expression in word, art or silence.
Jo Chambers snd is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. During almost 50 years in Education and latterly as an Art Therapist, Jo has worked extensively in enabling young people and adults to explore the Liturgy of the Word through personal and group reflection. Breaking the Word through Art has always been central to this.
24th November 10 am to 4 pm
Seeds of Hope in a dark world
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.