2021 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.


  • 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

From crisis to opportunity

Mary Jo Radcliffe

Feb 27th  9.30 am to 1 pm

We will explore and share our experience and understanding of the Pandemic and most importantly what we are being invited to learn. How can we keep hope alive?

Mary Jo Radcliffe: 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.

Please register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuduqorzsvGdVwFMJk_P5k8dixcayNxzNQ

From personal growth to spiritual growth.

Jonathan Males

March 20th 9.30 am to 1 pm

How does our life experience shape our faith and spirituality?  What’s the relationship between our personal growth and our relationship with the divine? This session will help you reflect and explore how you have come to experience your faith over time.

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.

Please register in advance:


Wisdom from the Desert

Audrey Hamilton

April 17th 9.30 am to 1 pm

‘I will lure her into the desert and speak to her heart’ (Hosea 2:16)

Join us for a morning ‘in the wilderness’ as we explore what the wisdom of desert spirituality can say to us in our current situation.  We shall draw on the treasures of some of the Desert Fathers and Mothers and learn how a rhythm of silence and prayer can be woven into our daily lives.

Audrey Hamilton was previously the Spirituality Development Worker at the London Jesuit Centre (formerly Mount Street Jesuit Centre).  Her contract ended last November and she now concentrates on furthering her studies with the Carmelites while continuing to facilitate retreats and offer spiritual accompaniment on a freelance basis.  She remains passionate about helping people find God in the busyness of their daily lives. More details can be found on her website https://www.audreyhamilton.uk

Please register in advance:


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.


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.

One comment on “2021 Programme

  1. Alison says:

    I really enjoyed this mornings’ workshop ‘From crisis to opportunity’. It was very insightful and relevant. I was able to take away a toolkit for coping with the challenges brought about by the pandemic. There were some very useful and practical suggestions made by the facilitator. I really enjoyed the breakout session where we were able to share and explore issues at various stages in the workshop. Thank you Mary Jo, thank you, Jonathan and to the lovely group of people who were also participating in the workshop.

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