2020 Programme

We are now running these as virtual events using Zoom videoconference for the duration of COVID 19 restrictions.

This will allow you to join by either:

  • Using a laptop, tablet or smartphone with good internet. You will be able to see and hear the speaker and interact with the other people in the session.

Or

  • Using a normal phone, you will be able to hear the speaker and interact with the other people in the session.

Just use the website links shown below for each event. We are asking you to pre-register, which simply means signing up with your name and email address, to keep the sessions more secure. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We have reduced the length of the sessions and will aim to have one or two short breaks, so you won’t be sitting in front of a screen for more than about 45 minutes at a time.

To book your place on any of these events please follow the registration link in the programme below.

If you have any questions please email cockfosterscs@rcdow.org.uk

We’ll be adding events for the second half of the year, so please check the website or let us know if you would like to receive updates by email. You can also request a poster size version of the programme for a noticeboard.

Saturday 19th September

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Praying with Art

Audrey Hamilton

Men and women have long been creating ‘art’ as a means of expression and, whilst opinions as to what constitutes ‘great art’ very enormously, the capacity of art to touch our feelings and emotions is undoubted.   One needs no great artistic ability or knowledge of the subject to stand in front of a painting or sculpture and be moved by it.

Our online day will provide an opportunity to reflect with copies of artworks and allow them to speak to our deepest selves through our emotions and responses, allowing God to speak to us through that process of pondering.   Simply by bringing our contemplative awareness of God in all things, and of God speaking to us through our deepest desires and appreciation of beauty, we hope to open ourselves to the touch of the Divine Artist and to realise our own potential as ‘God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as from the beginning he had meant us to live it’ (Ephesians 2:10).

No knowledge of art history or appreciation is required – just an openness to the God who speaks to us in everything.

Audrey Hamilton works in Spirituality Outreach at the London Jesuit Centre in Mayfair, offering retreats, workshops and spiritual accompaniment.  She has previously given sessions at Cockfosters on Ignatian Spirituality and Praying with Icons.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwscO-urTkvHdBpdKKb0UsmislEq8bm57WR

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We are now running these as virtual events using Zoom videoconference. To book your place on any of these events please follow the registration link in the programme.

If you have any questions please email cockfosterscs@rcdow.org.uk

Let us know if you would like to receive details by e-mail or to request a poster size version of the programme.

Costs

DAY COURSES: Suggested donation £30.

EVENING COURSES: Suggested donation £10.

We don’t want cost to be a barrier – so please pay what you can afford.

To make a donation please use this link https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/cockfosters/donate/ 

and put CCS as your reference.

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